Durgashtami, Durgāṣṭamī: 1 definition
Durgashtami 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.
The Sanskrit term Durgāṣṭamī can be transliterated into English as Durgastami or Durgashtami, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
durgāṣṭamī (दुर्गाष्टमी).—f (S) The eighth of the bright fortnight of āśvina, the anniversary of the birth of durgā. Hence the eighth of a bright fortnight gen.
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 4 - The Importance of Fasting on the Jayantī Day < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]