n. (exceptionally m.) Name of a particular religious ceremony which ought to be performed morning and evening and especially before the midday meal (it consists in homage paid to the viśve-devāḥ- followed by the bali-haraṇa-or offering of small portions of cooked food to all the gods who give the food and especially to the god of fire who cooks the food and bears the offering to heaven) etc. (see)
वैश्वदेव a. (-वी f.) 1 Belonging to the Viśvedevas, q. v.; Mb.12.31.8. -वम् [विश्वेभ्यो देवेभ्यो देयो बलिः अण्] 1 An offering made to the Viśvedevas. -2 An offering to all deities (made by presenting oblations to fire before meals). -वी The eighth day of the second half of Māgha.
a. (&isharp;) belonging, sacred etc. to all the gods or to the Visvedevas; n. a certain Sastra (Br., S.); a kind of Srâd dha, offering made by the householder morn ing and evening to the Visvedevas (C.): i-ka, a. belonging, sacred etc. to the Visvedevas; suitable for the Srâddha for all the gods.
noun (neuter) name of a particular religious ceremony which ought to be performed morning and evening and especially before the midday meal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of particular verses or formulas (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of various Sāmans (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the first Parvan of the Cāturmāsya (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Nakṣatra Uttarāshāḍhā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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