Purnimanta, Pūrṇimānta, Purnimamta: 4 definitions
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India history and geography
Purnimant means a type of Lunar Calendar followed in India (Mainly in Southern Region) where Month is considered as ended on Full Moon day ie, Purnima hence the word Purnima+Ant literally means Ends on Purnima.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Pūrṇimānta.—(CII 3, etc.), the technical name for the scheme of the lunar months in Northern India, according to which the months end with the full-moon day, and the dark fortnights precede the bright; Fleet states that in astronomical works, it is always the amānta arrangement that is actually taken for calculations though, even in Southern India, the pūrṇimānta arrangement was used with the Śaka years, for the civil reckoning, up to between 804 and 866 A. D.; on the other hand, according to him, even in Northern India, it was not used with the Newar era in Nepal, though it was adopted there when the Newar era was followed by the Vikrama era in its northern variety. Note: pūrṇimānta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pūrṇimānta (पूर्णिमान्त):—[from pūrṇimā > pūra] m. the end of the day of f° m°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
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.
Pūrṇimāṃta (ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾಂತ):—[adjective] ending on or with a full moon-day.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Purnimamtamasa.
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