Saubhagyadravya, Saubhāgyadravya, Saubhagya-dravya: 3 definitions


Saubhagyadravya 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Saubhagyadravya in Hinduism glossary
Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Saubhāgyadravya (सौभाग्यद्रव्य) refers to “offering substances of good fortune”, representing one of the various services (upacāra) of a pūjā (ritualistic worship of a deity) which aim at the purification of the devotee.—To female deities various substances and ornaments which signify the good fortune (saubhāgya-dravya) of a woman whose husband is living (saubhagya) are offered: Turmeric powder, kunkuma , both of which are usually preserved in a small flat mango-shaped case (Mar. koyrī), collyrium, vermilion and the special necklace worn by married women in Maharashtra, a bracelet, various ornaments (not specified) and a fan. A set of modern “saubhagya” materials as it is available on the market in Pune consists of a necklace of black beads (maṅgala-sūtra), a comb, a box for kumkuma powder, turmeric, kumkuma, green glass bangles worn by married women and a mirror, all kept in a winnowing basket.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

saubhāgyadravya (सौभाग्यद्रव्य).—n (S) Matter or substances in general suitable to the use of husband-having women; as kuṅkūṃ, turmeric &c. The use of pigments and of ornaments generally is forbidden to widowed women.

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

saubhāgyadravya (सौभाग्यद्रव्य).—n Matter or substances in general suitable to the use of husband-having women.

context information

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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