Gokulashtami, aka: Gōkulāṣṭamī, Gokulāṣṭamī; 3 Definition(s)

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Gokulashtami means something in 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.

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Gokulashtami refers to one of the festivals of the Nambutiris. Gokulashtami represents a fast and vigil at night, to celebrate the birth of Krishna. Puja at night, on the eighth day of the latter half of Sravana. 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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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gōkulāṣṭamī (गोकुलाष्टमी).—f (S) The eighth of śrāvaṇakṛṣṇapakṣa, the birthday of kṛṣṇa

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōkulāṣṭamī (गोकुलाष्टमी).—f The eighth of śrāvaṇa kṛṣṇapakṣa. the birth-day of kṛṣṇa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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dadhikālā (दधिकाला).—m The feasting and merriment which concludes the festival of gōkulā- ṣṭamī...
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