Caturthya: 2 definitions
Caturthya 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 Chaturthya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Caturthya (चतुर्थ्य) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Caturthya proceeds as follows: Worship of Umā with lamps, eatables and cosmetics is prescribed on the 4ths of the bright halves of Māgha, Āśvayuk and Jyeṣṭha. The ladies whose husbands are alive and sisters also are to be worshipped on these days.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Cāturthya (चातुर्थ्य).—either period of four days, or the fourth day: ekāhorātra-cāturthya-pañca-ṣaṭka-kālāntarāś ca Lalitavistara 248.22, and (eating once) at intervals consisting of a day and a night, or four, five, or six (days; as a form of auste- rities).
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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