Saptapadi, aka: Saptapadī, Sapta-padi, Saptan-padi; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Saptapadī (सप्तपदी).—Marriage ceremony; where the groom holding the big toe of the right foot of the bride and makes her to walk seven steps. While holding her big toe, groom’s right hand thumb should be facing upwards.

Source: Manblunder: Saundaryalaharī
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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saptapadī (सप्तपदी).—f or saptapadīkramaṇa n (S sapta Seven, pada Foot, kramaṇa Stepping or going.) A ceremony during the solemnization of marriage,--viz. walking round a fire three times, performing each circumambulation in seven steps.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saptapadī (सप्तपदी).—f A ceremony during the solemnization of marriage.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Saptapadī (सप्तपदी).—the seven steps at a marriage (the bride and bridegroom walk together seven steps, after which the marriage becomes irrevocable).

Saptapadī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and padī (पदी).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptapadī (सप्तपदी).—f. (-dī) The ceremony of walking together round the nuptial fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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