Adhyāvāhanika

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Adhyavahanika, AdhyAvAhanika, Adhyaavaahanika


  1. pre-eminent or important maintainer or sustainer
  2. in brahminical social codes, a kind of endowment to a woman; given to her before her journey from her father’s house to her in-laws’ as a new bride (M. Sańhitā).