Bhratridvitiya, Bhrātṛdvitīyā, Bhratri-dvitiya: 1 definition


Bhratridvitiya 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 Bhrātṛdvitīyā can be transliterated into English as Bhratrdvitiya or Bhratridvitiya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhrātṛdvitīyā (भ्रातृद्वितीया).—the second day of the bright half of Kārtika (when sisters invite their brothers to their houses and entertain them, who in their turn give them presents; the day seems to have been so called on account of Yamunā having entertained her brother Yama on that day; cf. yamadvitīyā).

Bhrātṛdvitīyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhrātṛ and dvitīyā (द्वितीया).

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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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