balli

English translation: Propitiation, sacrifice

21:03 Mar 29, 2010
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hindi term or phrase: balli
“The priest has said the balli must be done at amavas, darkest no-moon night of the month. You must sacrifice a chicken.”

the situation is as follows: the man's wife died years ago because she fell from a tree. they had a son, and some time after the accident, he saw his mother's ghost (angry because she died a violent death) trying to get hold of him. so in order to save the son from the angry ghost, the priests tell the family as quoted above.

the quotation itself seems to explain amavas: the darkest night of the month. and i vaguely assume "balli" must be a sacrifice, but can you please explain for sure what exactly "balli" means. thank you.
vitaminBcomplex
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English translation:Propitiation, sacrifice
Explanation:
Self-explanatory....as the asker her(him)self wrote....
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Propitiation, sacrifice


Explanation:
Self-explanatory....as the asker her(him)self wrote....

Example sentence(s):
  • The ghost demands propitiation/sacrifice to calm his wrath....
INDER M. SINGH
United States
Local time: 11:40
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