Nagapancami, aka: Nāgapañcamī, Naga-pancami; 4 Definition(s)


Nagapancami 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Naga Panchami.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Nāgapañcamī (नागपञ्चमी) refers to a religious rite (pūjā) or observance (vrata) occurring in the month Śrāvaṇa (July-August).—Nāga-pañcamī = worship of snakes on śukla-pañcamī.

Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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nāgapañcamī (नागपंचमी).—f (S) A festival, the fifth of the first fortnight of śrāvaṇa. On this day the Nag or serpent is worshiped.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāgapañcamī (नागपंचमी).—f A festival, the fifth of the first fortnight of śrāvaṇa.

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

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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Nāgapañcamī (नागपञ्चमी).—

1) Name of a festival on the fifth day in the bright half of Śrāvaṇa.

2) the fifth day in the dark half of Āsāḍha.

Nāgapañcamī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and pañcamī (पञ्चमी).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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