Madanotsava, Madana-utsava: 8 definitions

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Madanotsava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Madanotsav.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव).—the vernal festival celebrated in honour of Cupid.

- an apsaras.

Derivable forms: madanotsavaḥ (मदनोत्सवः).

Madanotsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madana and utsava (उत्सव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव).—m.

(-vaḥ) The vernal festival of the Hindus, the Holi. f.

(-vā) A courtezan of heaven. E. madana spring of love, and utsava festival.

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

Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव).—[masculine] (great) festival held in honour of the god of love.

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

1) Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव):—[from madana > mad] m. Kāma-deva’s festival (= na-maha) the holy or vernal f°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 430])

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] game, [Catalogue(s)]

3) Madanotsavā (मदनोत्सवा):—[from madanotsava > madana > mad] f. a courtezan of Svarga, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव):—[madano+tsava] (vaḥ) 1. m. The vernal festival of the Hindus, the Holi. f. (vā) A courtezan of heaven.

[Sanskrit to German]

Madanotsava in German

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madanotsava in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Madanotsava (मदनोत्सव) [Also spelled madanotsav]:—(nm) see [holī].

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