[ shrah-duh ]

  1. one of several funeral rites performed at intervals after a death.

Origin of shraddha

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

Words Nearby shraddha Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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