Shraddhavidhi, Śrāddhavidhi, Shraddha-vidhi: 3 definitions


Shraddhavidhi 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 Śrāddhavidhi can be transliterated into English as Sraddhavidhi or Shraddhavidhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Shraddhavidhi in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Śrāddhavidhi (श्राद्धविधि) refers to the rules regarding śrāddha (the ritual of sacrificing material to the Pitṛs) according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Chapter nineteen of the Saurapurāṇa describes the śrāddha-vidhi. It is stated that śrāddha should be performed particularly in the sacred places on the new-moon day, two aṣṭakā days (eighth tithi of both fortnights), on viṣuva day and when the sun and the moon are in opposite course. Food offering is to be given to the Brāhmaṇas conversed in the Vedas and the Vedāṅgas, especially those who are the devotees of Śiva.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shraddhavidhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śrāddhavidhi (श्राद्धविधि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kh. 62. P. 4. Taylor. 1, 121. 264. 282. 445. Oppert. 3053. Ii, 4197. Peters. 1, 120. See Kokilamatoktaśrāddhavidhi.
—Av. Kh. 62.
—Chāndoga. B. 1, 176.
—Yv. Bik. 507. Oudh. Xvi, 86.

2) Śrāddhavidhi (श्राद्धविधि):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 99. Peters. 4, 11 (inc.). Stein 106 (2 tracts).
—from the Nāradīyapurāṇa (ch. 26). Stein 202.

3) Śrāddhavidhi (श्राद्धविधि):—Ak 424. L.. 610. Peters. 5, 153.
—Cs 2, 434 (Pārvaṇaśrāddha).
—Āpast. Hz. 1183.
—by Śrīdatta. Peters. 5, 152.

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

Śrāddhavidhi (श्राद्धविधि):—[=śrāddha-vidhi] [from śrāddha] m. Name of [work]

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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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