Caitra-pavitra, Caitrrapavitra: 2 definitions


Caitra-pavitra means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caitra-pavitra.—(EI 7, 18), name of a rite (Ind. Ant., Vol. XXXVIII, p. 52); caitra is the damana-aropaṇa ceremony which takes place in the month of Caitra and pavitra is the pavitra-aropaṇa ceremony which occurs in Śrāvaṇa (Ind. Ant., Vol. XI, p. 274, notes 12-13); cf. Kannaḍa caitra- pavitra-abhyāgata-ādi pūje gaḻgaṃ, translated as ‘for the caitra and pavitra and the entertainment of guests and other rites’ (IA 30). Note: caitra-pavitra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Caitra-pavitraka.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caitra-pavitra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caitrrapavitra (ಚೈತ್ರ್ರಪವಿತ್ರ):—[noun] a festival observed during Caitra, the first month in the Hindu calendar.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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