Janmashtami, Janmāṣṭamī: 10 definitions

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Janmashtami means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Janmāṣṭamī can be transliterated into English as Janmastami or Janmashtami, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Janmashtmi.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Janmashtami in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी).—The celebration of Lord Kṛṣṇa's appearance in the material world; the eighth lunar day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadra (August-September). The festival of Kṛṣṇa's birthday.

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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’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Janmashtami in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी).—f (S) The eighth day of the waning moon of śrāvaṇa, the birthday of kṛṣṇa. See gōkulāṣṭamī.

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

janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी).—f The eighth day of the wan- ing moon of śrāvaṇa.

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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

[«previous next»] — Janmashtami in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी).—f. (-mī) The eighth lunation or dark half of Bhadra, the birth day of Krishna. E. janma, and aṣṭamī eighth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Oudh. Xx, 168. Xxii, 108.

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

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी):—[from janma > janīya] f. Kṛṣṇa’s birthday (the 8th day in the dark half of month Srāvaṇa or Bhādra)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी):—[janmā+ṣṭamī] (mī) 3. f. The dark half of Bhādra, birth-day of Krishna.

[Sanskrit to German]

Janmashtami 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Janmashtami in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी) [Also spelled janmashtmi]:—(nf) the eighth day of the dark half of the month of [bhādoṃ] when Lord Krinhna is supposed to have been born.

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