Simantonnayana, Sīmantonnayana, Simanta-unnayana, Simamtonnayana: 15 definitions

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Simantonnayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन) refers to one of the eleven saṃskāras (purificatory rites of fire) forming part of preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.

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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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन) refers to “fulfilling the pregnant mother’s wishes” and represents one of the sixteen saṃskāras, or “ceremonies” accompanying the individual during the Gṛhastha (householder) stage of the Āśrama way of life. These ceremonies (e.g., sīmantonnayana-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन) refers to the ceremony of “parting the hair”, which is mentioned as one of the fire-rituals related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Sīmantonnayana is mentioned in the Sārdhatriśati (chapter 6), Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4), Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14), Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8), Pūrvakāraṇa-āgama (chapter 22), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21), Raurava-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 15), Vīra-āgama (chapter 41), Dīpta-āgama (chapter 33), Cintya-āgama (chapter 10), Makuṭa-āgama (chapter 6) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन) or simply Sīmanta refers to the “parting of the wife’s hair in the eight month of her pregnancy” (which is connected with the emergence of consciousness in the child) and represents one of the eighteen bodily rituals (śārīraka-saṃskāras) mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Of these, the first three chapters dealing with the bodily rituals [viz., Sīmantonnayana].

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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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India history and geography

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Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Simantonnayana refers to one of those ceremonies of the Nambutiris performed after marriage, during pregnancy or during the birth of a child. Simantonnayana is the next ceremony performed for the benefit of the unborn child. It is done between the sixth and eighth months of pregnancy, and consists in a burnt sacrifice to the deity, and the husband parting the hair of his wife’s head with a porcupine quill, or with three blades of the sacred kusa grass, repeating the while Vedic verses.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sīmantōnnayana (सीमंतोन्नयन).—n (S sīmanta & unnayana) A purificatory and sacrificial ceremony observed by women in the fourth, sixth, or eighth month of their pregnancy. In consists mainly of the arranging or adjusting of the sīmanta q. v. supra.

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

sīmantōnnayana (सीमंतोन्नयन).—n A purifioatory ceremony observed by women in certain months of pregnancy.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन).—'parting of the hair', one of the twelve Saṃskāras or purificatory rites observed by women in the fourth, sixth or eighth month of their pregnancy.

Derivable forms: sīmantonnayanam (सीमन्तोन्नयनम्).

Sīmantonnayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīmanta and unnayana (उन्नयन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन).—n.

(-naṃ) One of the Sanskaras or a purificatory and sacrificial ceremony, observed by women in the fourth, sixth, or eighth month of their pregnancy. E. sīmanta partition of the hair, and unnayana arranging; this forming an essential part of the rite.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन).—n. (arranging of the hair) a purificatory and sacrificial ceremony observed by women in the sixth or eighth month of their first pregnancy.

Sīmantonnayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīmanta and unnayana (उन्नयन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन).—[neuter] arranging the parting of the hair (of pregnant women).

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

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन):—[from sīmanta > sīman] n. ‘the parting or dividing of the hair’, Name of one of the 12 Saṃskāras (observed by women in the fourth, sixth or eighth month of pregnancy), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Religious Thought and Life in India]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sīmantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन):—[sīmanto-nnayana] (naṃ) 1. n. A ceremony observed in the 4th, 6th, or 8th month of pregnancy.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sīmaṃtōnnayana (ಸೀಮಂತೋನ್ನಯನ):—[noun] = ಸೀಮಂತ - [simamta -] 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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