Matsyotsava, Matsya-utsava: 1 definition

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Matsyotsava in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Matsyotsava (मत्स्योत्सव) refers to the “matsya festival”, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.5.14.1-2.—Accordingly, “in the morning on Dvādaśī day, in the bright half of the month of Mārgaśīrṣa, the Matsya festival (viz., matsyotsava) is to be celebrated by the wise, with due offerings and services in accordance with the injunctions. On the tenth day in the month of Mārgaśīrṣa, with due self-control, the devotee should perform worship of the Lord. The, intelligent devotee then should perform the sacred rites in the holy fire in accordance with the injunctions”.

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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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