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shraddha

[shrah-duh]
noun Hinduism.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of shraddha

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

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • 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.