Pithanayika, Pīṭhanāyikā, Pitha-nayika: 3 definitions
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pīṭhanāyikā (पीठनायिका).—a girl of fourteen (before menstruation) who represents Durgā at the festival of that goddess.
Pīṭhanāyikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pīṭha and nāyikā (नायिका).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A girl of fourteen who personates Durga on the occasion of the festival of that goddess.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pīṭhanāyikā (पीठनायिका):—[=pīṭha-nāyikā] [from pīṭha] f. a girl of four at the festival of that goddess, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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