Simantonnayana, aka: Sīmantonnayana, Simanta-unnayana; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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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.

Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
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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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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 (eg., sīmantonnayana-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.

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

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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.

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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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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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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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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: DDSA: The practical 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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