Dipavali, Dipa-avali, Dīpāvali: 9 definitions


Dipavali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: 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 geogprahy

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīpāvalī (दीपावली).—

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: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] L.. 316, 2.

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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. 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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