Akashadipa, Ākāśadīpa, Akasha-dipa: 3 definitions

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Akashadipa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ākāśadīpa can be transliterated into English as Akasadipa or Akashadipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākāśadīpa (आकाशदीप).—

1) a lamp lighted in honour of Lakṣmī or Viṣṇu and raised on a pole in the air at the Divāli festival in the month of Kārtika.

2) a beacon-light, a lantern on a pole.

Derivable forms: ākāśadīpaḥ (आकाशदीपः).

Ākāśadīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ākāśa and dīpa (दीप). See also (synonyms): ākāśapradīpa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akāśadīpa (अकाशदीप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. A lamp or torch lighted in honour of Lakshmi or Vishnu, and elevated on a pole in the open air at the Dewali festival, in the month Kartik. 2. A beacon, a lanthorn on a pole. E. ākāśa and dīpa a lamp; also ākāśapradīpaḥ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ākāśadīpa (आकाशदीप):—[=ā-kāśa-dīpa] [from ā-kāśa > ā-kāś] m. a lamp or torch lighted in honour of Lakṣmī or Viṣṇu and elevated on a pole in the air at the Dīvāli (Dīpāvali) festival, in the month Kārttika, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] any lantern on a pole, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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