Caitranavami, Caitranavamī, Caitra-navami: 1 definition


Caitranavami 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaitranavami.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Caitranavami in Purana glossary
Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Caitranavamī (चैत्रनवमी) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Caitranavamī proceeds as folows: Observance of fast and worship of Bhadrakālī with flowers, incense, food etc. are prescribed on this day.

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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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