English Meaning of sankalpa

Meaning of 'sankalpa' (संकल्प)

m (S) A volition or desire. 2 A resolve, resolution, determination, purpose. 3 Solemn and formal enunciation of purpose as preparatory to entrance upon any important religious rite or work (e. g. ablution at a तीर्थ, श्राद्ध, गोप्रदान, पृथ्वी- दान, दीपदान, or other दानधर्म). This utterance is made by the subject himself or by a Bráhman for him.

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