apasavya अपसव्य

Definition: अपसव्य सव्यक a. 1 Not on the left, right; मण्डलान्य- पसव्यानि खगाश्चक्रू रथं प्रति Rām.6.57.34 अपसव्येन हस्तेन Ms. 3.214. -2 Contrary, opposite यद्येतदपसव्यं ते वचो मम भविष्यति Mb.5.138.27. -व्यम् ind. To the right, making the sacred thread hang down towards the left part of the body over the right shoulder (opp. सव्यम् when it hangs over the left); a position of the thread in Śrāddha or other religious ceremonies at particular times of those ceremonies (the three positions being सव्य, निवीत & अपसव्य); प्राचीनावीतिना सम्यगपसव्यमतन्द्रिणा । पित्र्यमानिधनात्कार्यं विधिवद्दर्भपाणिना ॥ Ms.3.279; ˚व्यं कृ to go round one so as to keep the right side towards him; to make the sacred thread hang over the right shoulder.


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