Snapayitva, Snāpayitvā: 1 definition


Snapayitva 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Snapayitva in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Snāpayitvā (स्नापयित्वा) refers to “being bathed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “First of all she was bathed (snāpayitvā), then bedecked with the ornaments. The Nīrājana rites too were also performed by the maids and Brahmin women. The daughter of the mountain and the beloved of Śiva, the lovely lady shone with the pair of fresh clothes. O sage, an exquisite divine jacket studded with various gems was worn by the goddess who shone all the more. [...]”.

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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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