Maghamavasi, Maghāmāvasī, Magha-amavasi: 1 definition


Maghamavasi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Maghāmāvasī (मघामावसी) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Maghāmāvasī proceeds as follows: The dark 15th of Bhādrapada conjoined with pitṛ constellation is dedicated to the worship of seven groups of manes.

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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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