Akshavana, aka: Akṣavaṇa; 1 Definition(s)


Akshavana means something in Marathi. 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.

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akṣavaṇa (अक्षवण).—n (āūkṣavanta q. v.) Waving around the head (of the host, the idol &c.) at a marriage or other festive occasion, of a platter containing a burning lamp with several wicks. The design is to avert malign influence, and to confer longevity. 2 The platter waved.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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