sraddha

noun srad·dha \ˈs(h)rädə\\-d\
variants: or

shraddha

\ˈs(h)rädə\ less commonly

sradh

\-d\

Definition of sraddha

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Hindu rite or ceremony performed in behalf of departed ancestors

  2. 2 Hinduism :  religious faith

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Origin and Etymology of sraddha

Sanskrit śrāddha, from śraddhā belief — more at creed


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