Dvadashi, Dvādaśī: 4 definitions
Dvadashi 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 Dvādaśī can be transliterated into English as Dvadasi or Dvadashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Dvādaśī (द्वादशी) refers to one of the various “lunar days” (tithi):—There are approximately 29.5 lunar days in a lunar month. The first fifteen days begin with the first phase of the waxing moon (pratipat) and end with the full moon (pūrṇimā). [...] In accordance with the lunar day, one would utter, [for example, dvādaśī-tithau].
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dvādaśī (द्वादशी).—f (S) The twelfth day of the half-month.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dvādaśī (द्वादशी).—f The twelfth day of the half-month.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 13 books and stories containing Dvadashi, Dvādaśī, Dvadasi, Dva-dashi, Dvā-daśī, Dva-dasi; (plurals include: Dvadashis, Dvādaśīs, Dvadasis, dashis, daśīs, dasis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXVI - The Sravana Dvadasi Vratas etc < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXVII - Bhaimi Ekadasi and Dvadasi Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXVIII - The Akhanda Dvadasi Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 51 - Nirjalā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 37 - Keeping Awake on Ekādaśī and Dvādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 66 - Propitiation of Yama < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 11 - The Story of Ekādaśī < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 13 - Importance of Jāgaraṇa in Ekādaśī Vrata < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - Rules pertaining to Prabodhinī < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 18 - Lord Vamanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 4 - Ambarisa Maharaja Offended by Durvasa Muni < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 28 - Krishna Rescues Nanda Maharaja from the Abode of Varuna < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)