Shraddhapaksha, Śrāddhapakṣa, Shraddha-paksha: 1 definition
Shraddhapaksha 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.
The Sanskrit term Śrāddhapakṣa can be transliterated into English as Sraddhapaksa or Shraddhapaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Śrāddhapakṣa (श्राद्धपक्ष) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Śrāddhapakṣa proceeds as follows: The whole fortnight is for the performance of Śrāddhas but while on other days the performance is optional, on the 13th it is compulsory. The 14th is prescribed for Śrāddha of those who were killed by means of weapons. The worship of the guardians of the quarters is prescribed on the 14th falling in Śrāddhapakṣa.
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 225 - Procedure of Sapiṇḍīkaraṇa < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
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