Karttiki, Kārttikī: 4 definitions

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Karttiki 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Kārttikī (कार्त्तिकी):—Name of one of the sixty-four mātṛs to be worshipped during Āvaraṇapūjā (“Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses”, or “Durgā’s Retinue”), according to the Durgāpūjātattva. They should be worshipped with either the five upācāras or perfume and flowers.

Her mantra is as follows:

ॐ कार्त्तिक्यै नमः
oṃ kārttikyai namaḥ.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kārttikī (कार्त्तिकी).—f The ēkādaśī of the month kārttika.

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kārttikī (कार्त्तिकी).—sometimes kārttikā a Relating to the month karttika.

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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

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

1) Kārttikī (कार्त्तिकी):—[from kārttika] f. of kārttika above, (with or without rātri) the night of full moon in the month Kārttika, the day on which the moon stands in the constellation Kṛttikā, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the night of new moon in the month Kārttika, [Jaina literature]

3) [v.s. ...] the śakti of Kārttikeya, [Brahma-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kārttikī (कार्त्तिकी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kattigī, Kattiyā.

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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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