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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: 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).
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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).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.)
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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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 13 - The Importance of the Vow of Janmāṣṭamī < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
Chapter 4 - The Importance of Fasting on the Jayantī Day < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 39 - The eminence of religious vow (vrata) of the twelfth Day < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)