Krishnajanmashtami, Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī, Krishna-janmashtami: 7 definitions


Krishnajanmashtami means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī can be transliterated into English as Krsnajanmastami or Krishnajanmashtami, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī (कृष्णजन्माष्टमी) is the name of a festival once commonly once celebrated in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The verses 716-22 of the Nīlamata describing Kṛṣṇa-Janmāṣṭamī festival inform that Viṣṇu was born in the human form at the end of Dvāpara in the 28th (Kalpa) for removing the burden (of the earth).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Krishnajanmashtami in Hinduism glossary
Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī (कृष्णजन्माष्टमी) refers to a religious rite (pūjā) or observance (vrata) occurring in the month Śrāvaṇa (July-August).—Kṛṣṇa-janmāṣṭamī = worship of Kṛṣṇa (kṛṣṇa-aṣṭamī).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnajanmashtami in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī (कृष्णजन्माष्टमी).—the 8th day of the dark half of Śrāvaṇa when Kṛṣṇa, was born; also called गोकुलाष्टमी (gokulāṣṭamī).

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛṣṇa and janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टमी). See also (synonyms): kṛṣṇāṣṭamī.

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

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī (कृष्णजन्माष्टमी).—[feminine] the eighth (of a cert. month, thought as) Kṛṣṇa’s birth-day.

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

Kṛṣṇajanmāṣṭamī (कृष्णजन्माष्टमी):—[=kṛṣṇa-janmāṣṭamī] [from kṛṣṇa] f. ‘Kṛṣṇa’s birth-day’, the eighth day of the second half of the month Śrāvaṇa, [Padma-purāṇa] (cf. kṛṣṇāṣṭamī below.)

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishnajanmashtami 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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