Dipavali, Dīpāvali, Dipa-avali: 13 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Dipawali.
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Dīpāvali (दीपावली, दिवाली):Lit. a row of lamps. A significant 5-day festival in Hinduism occurring between mid October and mid November. It is also popularly known as the Festival of Lights.
India history and geography
Dipavali refers to one of the festivals of the Nambutiris. Dipavali is observed more particularly in North Malabar on the anniversary of the day on which Krishna slew the rakshasa Naraka. Everyone takes an oil bath. On the last day of Asvayuja. The Nambutiri people form the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar, and, as the traditional landlords of Parasu Rama’s land, they are everywhere held in great reverence.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Dīpāvalī.—(EI 5; CII 4), name of a festival; the festival of lights; cf. dīpa-utsava. Note: dīpāvalī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Languages of India and abroad
dipavāḷī (दिपवाळी) [or दिपावळी, dipāvaḷī].—f Commonly divāḷī.
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dipāvaḷī (दिपावळी).—f (dīpāvali S) A row or range of
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dīpāvali (दीपावलि).—f (S) A row or range of lamps. 2 See the derivative divāḷī in the two first senses.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dipavāḷī (दिपवाळी).—f A row of lamps. See divāḷī.
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dipāvaḷī (दिपावळी).—f A row of lamps. See divāḷī.
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dīpāvali (दीपावलि).—f A row or range of lamps.
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.
1) a row of lights, nocturnal illumination.;
2) particularly, the festival called Diwali held on the night of new moon in आश्विन (āśvina).
Dīpāvalī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīpa and āvalī (आवली). See also (synonyms): dīpāli, dīpotsava.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīpāvali (दीपावलि).—[feminine] = dīpamālā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] L.. 316, 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīpāvali (दीपावलि):—[from dīpa > dīp] f. a row of lights, nocturnal illumination, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 21, 4, also] = dīpādī
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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.
Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) [Also spelled dipawali]:—(nf) see [divālī].
1) [noun] a collection of lamps, esp. votive lamps.
2) [noun] a festival of lights, observed during Kārtīka, the eighth month in Hindu lunar calendar (approx. coinciding with November); diwali.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Dipavalica Padava, Dipavalicem Ovalanem, Dipavalike, Dipavaliprayoga.
Ends with: Danadipavali, Nyayadipavali.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 3.1.18 < [Chapter 1 - The Worship of Śrī Girirāja]
Verses 6.5.23-24 < [Chapter 5 - The Kidnapping of Śrī Rukmiṇī]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 9 - Rites to be Performed on Vatsadvādaśī, [...] Dīpāvalī < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 146 - Greatness of Yameśvara (Yama-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 22 - Importance of worshipping Rukmiṇī < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Yakshagana: Origin And Growth < [January 1958]
Jago Patel < [November-December 1931]
Muthuswami Dikshita < [January – March, 1987]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 14 - Ānandabodha Yati < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 21 - Dialectic of Śaṅkara and Ānandajñāna < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 4 - Teachers and Pupils in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 122 - The Celebration of Dīpāvalī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 117 - The Importance of Bathing in Kārtika < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)