Rathayatra, Rathayātrā, Ratha-yatra: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा).—The festival celebrating Kṛṣṇa’s return to Vṛndāvana; The journey of the chariots, a traditional Vaiṣṇava festival held every year at Jagannātha Purī in Orissa.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा) refers to:—(or Guṇḍicā-yātrā) The Festival of the Chariots; an annual procession held in Purī in which Śrī Jagannātha-deva, His brother Śrī Balarāma, and Their sister Subhadrā travel from their temple to Guṇḍicā in the company of their innumerable devotees. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ratha-yātrā.—(EI 11), a festival. Note: ratha-yātrā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा).—the solemn procession of an idol placed in a car (usually drawn by men).

Rathayātrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ratha and yātrā (यात्रा). See also (synonyms): rathamahotsava.

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

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा).—f.

(-trā) A festival at which the chariots of the gods go in procession: in Bengal and Orissa it is applied to the procession of Krishna, as Jagannath, on the second of light fortnight of Asara. E. ratha, and yātrā going.

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

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा):—[=ratha-yātrā] [from ratha] f. ‘car-procession’, the festive proc° of an idol on a car ([especially] the proc° of the c° of Jagan-nātha; also trāmahotsava, m.), [Horace H. Wilson; Catalogue(s)]

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

Rathayātrā (रथयात्रा):—[ratha-yātrā] (trā) 1. f. The Rath festival.

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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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