Samskararahita, Samskara-rahita, Saṃskārarahita: 3 definitions


Samskararahita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samskararahita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃskārarahita (संस्काररहित) [or -विरहित, -virahita].—a (S) Of whom (a Brahman, Kshatriya &c.) the usual initiatory ceremonies, or the ceremonies necessary to purification, have not been observed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samskararahita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃskārarahita (संस्काररहित).—a. (a person of one of the three higher castes) over whom the purificatory ceremonies, particularly the threadceremony, have not been performed and who therefore becomes a Vrātya or outcast; cf. व्रात्य (vrātya).

Saṃskārarahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃskāra and rahita (रहित). See also (synonyms): saṃskāravarjita, saṃskārahīna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃskārarahita (संस्काररहित):—[=saṃ-skāra-rahita] [from saṃ-skāra > saṃs-kṛ] mfn. = -hīna below.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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