Rajnisnapana, Rājñīsnāpana, Rajni-snapana: 1 definition


Rajnisnapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rajnisnapana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Rājñīsnāpana (राज्ञीस्नापन) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Rājñīsnāpana proceeds as follows: The image of Kaśmīrā—a personification of the land of Kaśmīra stated to be rajasvalā for three days from the 5th of the dark half of Caitra—is to be worshipped for 1st three days with unguents, clothes and eatable offerings but not with flowers, incense, ornaments and milk which may be offered to her after her bath on the 8th. The rites to be performed on the 8th of the dark half of Caitra are: Bath of Kaśmīrā’s image firstly by women and then by the Brāhmaṇas, worship of fire and the Brāhmaṇas, sending food to the friends’ houses and listening to the music of Tantrī instrument. The Brahma Purāṇa explains the name of the festival by stating that the earth is the queen of the sun.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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