svadhā स्वधा

Definition: f. "own portion or share", the sacrificial offering due to each god, (especially) the food or libation, or refreshing drink (see 2. su-dhā-) offered to the pitṛ-s or spirits of deceased ancestors (consisting of clarified butter etc. and often only a remainder of the havis-;also applied to other oblations or libations, and personified as a daughter of dakṣa- and wife of the pitṛ-s or of aṅgiras- or of a rudra- or of agni-) etc.


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