Caturthi, Caturthī: 7 definitions


Caturthi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturthi.

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Caturthī (चतुर्थी) refers to one of the various “lunar days” (tithi):—There are approximately 29.5 lunar days in a lunar month. The first fifteen days begin with the first phase of the waxing moon (pratipat) and end with the full moon (pūrṇimā). [...] In accordance with the lunar day, one would utter, [for example, caturthī-tithau].

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caturthī (चतुर्थी).—f (S) The fourth lunar day.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

caturthī (चतुर्थी).—f The fourth lunar day.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturthī (चतुर्थी).—

1) The fourth day of a lunar fortnight.

2) The dative case (in gram.).

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

1) Caturthī (चतुर्थी):—[from caturtha > catasṛ] a f. ([scilicet] rātri) the 4th day in a lunar fortnight, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] (metrically thi), [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā v, 8]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘the 4th day of a marriage’ See rthī-karman

4) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] vibhakti) the termination of the 4th case, dative case, [Pāṇini]

5) [v.s. ...] = tur-bhāgīyā, [Śulba-sūtra iii, 26]

6) Caturthi (चतुर्थि):—[from catasṛ] for thī q.v.

7) Caturthī (चतुर्थी):—[from catasṛ] b f. of tha q.v.

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Caturthi in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caturthi (ಚತುರ್ಥಿ):—

1) [noun] the fourth day after the full moon-day or new moon-day.

2) [noun] (gram.) the dative case (corresponding to the case expressed by the preposition 'to' of English).

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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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