Navasamvatsara Mahotsava, Navasaṃvatsara Mahotsava: 1 definition

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Navasaṃvatsara Mahotsava is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Nava Saṃvatsara Mahotsava refers to: the 1st day after passing away of Kārttikī (Paurṇamāsī) i.e. the 1st of Mārgaśīrṣa is observed as the New year day on which Kaśyapa brought the land of Kaśmīra out of water. Well anointed and dressed in new clothes, people are enjoined to eat, drink and be merry on this day.

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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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