shraddha

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From Sanskrit श्राद्ध (śrāddha).

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shraddha (countable and uncountable, plural shraddhas)

  1. (Hinduism) A Hindu ceremony performed in commemoration of one's deceased relatives, especially a parent.
    • 1989, Shudha Mazumdar, Memoirs of an Indian Woman, p. 94:
      After returning, I went to Benares with my parents, for my father was to perform a shraddha ceremony there.
    • 2015, Tridip Suhrud, translating Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi, Sarasvatichandra I, Orient BlackSwan 2015, p. 110:
      But the thought that he would finally be able to complete his mother's shraadha would make the son emotional.

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