Navaratra, Navarātra, Navan-ratra: 7 definitions

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Navaratra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Navarātra.—(EI 11, 25; CII 4), the festival of Durgā; Āśvina-sudi 1 to 9. Note: navarātra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Navarātri.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navarātra (नवरात्र).—n f (S) A space of nine days and nights; and particularly that included between the first and the ninth days of the moon of caitra; and a similar period in the month āśvina: also the festival held at this season.

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

navarātra (नवरात्र).—n f A space of nine days and nights; and particularly that included between the first and the ninth days of the moon of caitra; and a similar period in the month aśvina; the festival held at this season.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navarātra (नवरात्र).—

1) a period of nine days.

2) the first nine days of the month of Āśvina held sacred to Durgā.

Derivable forms: navarātram (नवरात्रम्).

Navarātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms navan and rātra (रात्र).

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

Navaratra (नवरत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. Nine precious gems, or a pearl, ruby, topaz, diamond, emerald, lapis lazuli, coral, sapphire, and one called Gomeda. 2. The nine men of letters at the court of Vikramaditya, or Dhan- Wantari, Kshapanaka, Amarasinha, Sanku, Vetalabhatta, Ghatakarpara, Kalidasa, Varahamihira, and Vararuchi. E. nava and ratra a jewel.

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Navarātra (नवरात्र).—n.

(-traṃ) The period of nine days, from the first of the light half of Aswin to the ninth; part of the time devoted to the worship of Durga. E. nava, and rātri a night.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Navarātra (नवरात्र).—[masculine] a period or festival of nine days.

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

1) Navarātra (नवरात्र):—[=nava-rātra] [from nava] m. a period of 9 days, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; ???]

2) [v.s. ...] a Soma sacrifice with 9 Sutyā days, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]; 9 days in the middle of the Gavām-ayana, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (also trika) the 9 days from the Ist of the light half of month Āśvina to the 9th (devoted to the worship of Durgā), [Religious Thought and Life in India 431]

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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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