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By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Adhyavahanika, AdhyAvAhanika, Adhyaavaahanika
pre-eminent or important maintainer or sustainer
in brahminical social codes,
kind of endowment to a woman; given to her before her journey from her father’s
to her in-laws’ as a new bride (M. Sańhitā).
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