Varayatra, aka: Vara-yatra, Varayātrā; 2 Definition(s)

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Vara-yātrā.—(IE 8-8; EI 30), probably, the procession of a bride-groom to the bride's place for marriage. Note: vara-yātrā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Varayātrā (वरयात्रा).—the setting out of the bridegroom in procession towards the house of the bride for the celebration of marriage.

Varayātrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and yātrā (यात्रा). See also (synonyms): varaprasthāna.

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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