Bhishmashtami, Bhīṣmāṣṭamī, Bhishma-ashtami: 6 definitions


Bhishmashtami means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhīṣmāṣṭamī can be transliterated into English as Bhismastami or Bhishmashtami, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Bhishmashtami in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhīṣmāṣṭamī.—(IA 17), Māgha su-di 8 or amānta Māgha (i. e. pūrṇimānta Phālguna) va-di 8. Note: bhīṣmāṣṭamī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhishmashtami in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhīṣmāṣṭamī (भीष्माष्टमी).—f (S) The eighth of the bright fortnight of māgha; sacred to bhīṣma, being the anniversary of his death.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhishmashtami in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīṣmāṣṭamī (भीष्माष्टमी).—the eighth day in the light half of Māgha (when Bhīṣma died).

Bhīṣmāṣṭamī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīṣma and aṣṭamī (अष्टमी).

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

Bhīṣmāṣṭamī (भीष्माष्टमी):—[from bhīṣma > bhī] f. the 8th day in the light half of the month Māgha (when there is a festival sacred to Bhīṣma), [Horace H. Wilson]

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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 (even English!). 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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