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shraddha

[ shrah-duh ]
/ ˈʃrɑ də /
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noun Hinduism.
one of several funeral rites performed at intervals after a death.
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Origin of shraddha

1780–90; <Sanskrit śrāddha, derivative of śraddhā faith

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How to use shraddha in a sentence

  • 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.

  • Dahon or burning (in which case the wife may die with him,) and the Shraddha, or Pinda.

  • And so afterwards I go to Buddh Gaya, to make shraddha for the father of my children.'

    Kim|Rudyard Kipling
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