Mahotsava, aka: Mahōtsava, Maha-utsava; 3 Definition(s)

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Marathi-English dictionary

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mahōtsava (महोत्सव).—m (S) mahōtsāha m (S) Any great festival or great rejoicings.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahōtsava (महोत्सव).—m Any great festival or great rejoicings.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Mahotsava (महोत्सव).—

1) a great festival or occasion of joy; नयनविषयं जन्मन्येकः स एव महोत्सवः (nayanaviṣayaṃ janmanyekaḥ sa eva mahotsavaḥ) Māl.1.36.

2) the god of love.

Derivable forms: mahotsavaḥ (महोत्सवः).

Mahotsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and utsava (उत्सव).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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