Vastushamana, Vāstuśamana, Vastu-shamana: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Vāstuśamana can be transliterated into English as Vastusamana or Vastushamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāstuśamana (वास्तुशमन).—f. a religious rite performed on the occasion of laying the foundation of a new house, particularly on the occasion of entering it.

Derivable forms: vāstuśamanam (वास्तुशमनम्).

Vāstuśamana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāstu and śamana (शमन). See also (synonyms): vāstusaṃśamana, vāstuśānti.

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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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