- one of several funeral rites performed at intervals after a death.
Origin of shraddha
1780–90; < Sanskrit śrāddha, derivative of śraddhā faith
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Examples from the Web for shraddha
Dahon or burning (in which case the wife may die with him,) and the Shraddha, or Pinda.
Shraddha, or Pinda, is an offering made to the manes of any deceased person, on an appointed day after his or her death.
He who kindles the fire shall perform the Dospinda: but her own son, or nearest relations, must perform the Shraddha.