Mahanavami, Maha-navami, Mahānavamī: 7 definitions



Mahanavami 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahanavami in Purana glossary
Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Mahānavamī (महानवमी) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Mahānavamī proceeds as follows: A few verses in the beginning seem to have been lost and whatever remains describes the worship of weapons at night in the temple of Durgā and the performance of Śānti called Nīrājanā.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahanavami in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahānavamī (महानवमी).—f (S) The ninth of the first fortnight of āśvina, the concluding day of navarātra.

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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

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

Mahānavamī (महानवमी).—the ninth day in the bright half of Āśvina, sacred to the worship of Durgā ततोऽनु नवमी यस्मात् सा महानवमी स्मृता (tato'nu navamī yasmāt sā mahānavamī smṛtā).

Mahānavamī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and navamī (नवमी).

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

Mahānavamī (महानवमी).—f. (-mī) The ninth day of the first half of Ashwina sacred to Durga.

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

1) Mahānavamī (महानवमी):—[=mahā-navamī] [from mahā > mah] f. the 9th day in the light half of the month Āśvina, [Kālikā-purāṇa; Tithyāditya]

2) [v.s. ...] the last of the 9 days or nights dedicated to the worship of Durgā, the l° d° of the D°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahānavamī (महानवमी):—[(ma + na)] f. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 2, 42,] [Scholiast] der 9te Tag in der lichten Hälfte des Monats Āśvina [Kalikāpurāṇa 69] und [Tithyāditattva im Śabdakalpadruma] [Weber’s Verzeichniss 136,a (133).]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahānavamī (महानवमी):—f. der neunte Tag in der lichten Hälfte des Āśvina.

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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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