Svayamupagata, Svayamupāgata, Svayam-upagata: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Svayamupagata (स्वयमुपगत) refers to one of the twelve types of sons (putra) according to the Nāradasmṛti 4.13.45-46.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svayamupāgata (स्वयमुपागत).—a son who offers himself voluntarily to an adoptive parent.

Derivable forms: svayamupāgataḥ (स्वयमुपागतः).

Svayamupāgata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svayam and upāgata (उपागत).

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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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