śrāddha श्राद्ध

Definition: a. [sraddhâ] faithful, believ- ing (rare); n. oblation to the Manes, funeral rite and feast (at which gifts and food are presented to Brâhmans): -karman, n. per formance of the funeral rite, funeral feast; -kalpa, m. id.; -deva, m. deity of the funeral rite (a term applied to Manu Vaivasvata, Yama Vaivasvata, Vivasvat, and pious Brâh mans); -bhug, m. partaker of a funeral feast; -bhogana, n. participation in a funeral feast; -mitra, a. making friends through a funeral feast.

Dictionary: Macdonell
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