Jyeshthakanishtha, Jyēṣṭhākaniṣṭhā, Jyeṣṭhākaniṣṭhā: 1 definition



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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jyēṣṭhākaniṣṭhā (ज्येष्ठाकनिष्ठा).—f (S) The two sisters, the elder and the younger Fortune, lakṣmī & alakṣmī, whom the ocean turned up during the churning of it by the gods and titans. The learned correct this popular misapprehension by instructing us that not two Fortunes came up, but lakṣmī only, whose name jyēṣṭhā (elder) became, after her marriage to viṣṇu, kaniṣṭhā (younger). 2 A vrata or observance in honor of these sisters held in bhādrapradaśuddha.

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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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