Dipotsava, Dīpōtsava, Dīpotsava, Dipa-utsava: 10 definitions


Dipotsava 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Dīpotsava (दीपोत्सव) is the name of a festival discussed in the thirteenth chapter of the Īśvarasaṃhitā (printed edition), a Pāñcarātra work in 8200 verses and 24 chapters dealing with topics such as routines of temple worship, major and minor festivals, temple-building and initiation.—Description of the chapter [sakalotsava-vidhi]: The following festivals are enumerated and described in this chapter: [...]. vīralakṣmyutsava, including vijayadaśamyutsava (91-126, 127-146); dīpotsava [=kṛttikādīpotsava] (147-207); śuklotsava (208-211); mārgaśīrṣotsava (212-250) an unnamed festival in which gifts are distributed by the yajamāna on behalf of God (251-253); mṛgayotsava (254-263a). [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dīpa-utsava.—(EI 11, 32), same as dīpāvalī, the fesival of lights. Note: dīpa-utsava 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 mythology, zoology, 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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dīpōtsava (दीपोत्सव).—m (S) A festivity with illuminations.

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

dīpōtsava (दीपोत्सव).—m A festivity with illuminations.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīpotsava (दीपोत्सव).—

1) a row of lights, nocturnal illumination.;

2) particularly, the festival called Diwali held on the night of new moon in आश्विन (āśvina).

Derivable forms: dīpotsavaḥ (दीपोत्सवः).

Dīpotsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīpa and utsava (उत्सव). See also (synonyms): dīpāli, dīpāvalī.

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

Dīpotsava (दीपोत्सव):—[from dīpa > dīp] m. a festival of lights, [Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dīpotsava (दीपोत्सव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dīvūsava.

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Dipotsava 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dīpōtsava (ದೀಪೋತ್ಸವ):—[noun] a decoration of a deity, temple, etc. made using large number of votive lamps.

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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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