Caitradvadashi, aka: Caitradvādaśī, Caitra-dvadashi; 1 Definition(s)
Caitradvadashi 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 Caitradvādaśī can be transliterated into English as Caitradvadasi or Caitradvadashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chaitradvadashi.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Caitradvādaśī (चैत्रद्वादशी) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Caitradvādaśī proceeds as folows: This festival is dedicated to the worship of Vāsudeva.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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