Kapilashashthi, Kapilāṣaṣṭhī: 3 definitions


Kapilashashthi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kapilāṣaṣṭhī can be transliterated into English as Kapilasasthi or Kapilashashthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kapila-ṣaṣṭhī.—(EI 25), cf. Kapila-caṭṭi (EI 5), name of a tithi. Note: kapila-ṣaṣṭhī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kapilāṣaṣṭhī (कपिलाषष्ठी).—f (S) pop. kapilakhaṭa f A day on which synchronize six particulars,--the day, Tuesday; the month, Bhadrapad; the date, the sixth of the dark fortnight; the Nakshatra, Rohin̤i; the Yog, Wyatipat; the Mahanakshatra, Hasti. This synchronism is of course rare; hence kapilāṣaṣṭhī- cā yōga is applied to any astonishing and unhoped for combination of favorable circumstances.

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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-English dictionary

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

Kapilāṣaṣṭhī (कपिलाषष्ठी):—[=kapilā-ṣaṣṭhī] [from kapila > kapi] f. the sixth day in the dark half of the month Bhādrapada.

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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. 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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