Vaivahika, Vaivāhika: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vaivahik.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक) refers to the “marriage rites”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.18. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] then Dakṣa took Śiva within the house along with the devas and the sages. [...] then Dakṣa, my son, knelt before me, his father, with pleasure and said—‘‘O lord, the marriage rites (vaivāhika) shall be performed by you’’”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vaivahika in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक) is not father-in-law, but a son’s or daughter’s father-in-law, a connection for which there is no word in English.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaivahika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaivāhika (वैवाहिक).—a S Relating to marriage; connubial, matrimonial, nuptial, hymeneal. Ex. tō mī āja purōhitatva || karitōṃ vaivāhikē maṅgalē ||.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vaivahika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक).—a.

1) (- f.) [विवाहायहितं साधु वा ठक् (vivāhāyahitaṃ sādhu vā ṭhak)] Relating to marriage, matrimonial, nuptial; वैवाहिको विधिः स्त्रीणां संस्कारो वैदिकः स्मृतः (vaivāhiko vidhiḥ strīṇāṃ saṃskāro vaidikaḥ smṛtaḥ) Manusmṛti 2.67; वैवाहिकैः कौतुकसंविधानै- र्गृहे गृहे व्यग्रपुरंध्रिवर्गम् (vaivāhikaiḥ kautukasaṃvidhānai- rgṛhe gṛhe vyagrapuraṃdhrivargam) Kumārasambhava 7.2.

-kaḥ, -kam 1 A marriage, wedding.

2) Preparations for a wedding; nuptial festivities.

-kaḥ The father of a son's wife or daugter's husband.

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

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Nuptial, matrimonial, relating to marriage. mn.

(-kaḥ-kaṃ) A marriage. m.

(-kaḥ) The bride or bridegroom’s father-in-law. E. vivāha marriage, ṭhak aff. of reference or relation.

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

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक).—i. e. vivāha + ika, I. adj. Relating to marriage, nuptial, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 67. Ii. m. (or perhape, taṃ tu is to be changed to tat tu; then it would be n.), Wedding, Chr. 14, 21.

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

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक).—[feminine] ī the same; [neuter] wedding.

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

1) Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक):—[from vaivāha] mf(ī)n. nuptial (-maṇḍapa, [Campaka-śreṣṭhi-kathānaka]), treating of nuptial rites (said of a chapter), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. preparations for a wedding, nuptial festivities, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a marriage, wedding, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] alliance by marriage, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a son’s father-in-law or a daughter’s father-in-l° id est. the father of a son’s wife or of a daughter’s husband, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Nuptial.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vivāhiga, Vevāhia.

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Vaivahika in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaivahika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaivāhika (वैवाहिक) [Also spelled vaivahik]:—(a) matrimonial, nuptial, married; -[jīvana] married/matrimonial life; —[saṃbaṃdha] matrimonial/married relations.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaivahika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaivāhika (ವೈವಾಹಿಕ):—[adjective] of marriage; matrimonial; connubial; marital.

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Vaivāhika (ವೈವಾಹಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a marriage; wedding.

2) [noun] things used in a marriage.

3) [noun] the act of preparing for a marriage.

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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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