Sapindana, aka: Sapiṇḍana; 1 Definition(s)


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Sapiṇḍana (सपिण्डन).—

1) The performance of a particular Śrāddha in honour of deceased relatives called सपिण्ड (sapiṇḍa) q. v., to be performed at the end of one full year after the death of a relative, but now usually performed on the 12th day after death as part of the funeral obsequies.

2) Giving a person the rights of a Sapiṇḍa or kinsman.

Derivable forms: sapiṇḍanam (सपिण्डनम्).

See also (synonyms): sapiṇḍīkaraṇa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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