Sankranti, Saṅkrānti, Samkramti: 8 definitions
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Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Saṅkrānti (सङ्क्रान्ति) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “first day of the solar month”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: South Indian Festivities
The name Sankranti is a general one given to the day on which the sun passes from one sign of the Zodiac (Rasi) to another; yet it has a restricted application and special reference to the day on which the sun enters the house called Makara (Capricornus) in the Tamil month of Tai corresponding to the English month January-February. The occasion is called ‘Makara-sankranti’ though the Tamil-speaking people have given the festival day the name “Pongak Pandigai” for the reason that the newly harvested rice is first cooked and the preparation goes by the name “Pongal”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Saṅkrānti.—(CII 3; IA 17), same as saṅkramaṇa (q. v.). (IE 7-1-2), ‘twelve’. Note: saṅkrānti 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 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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
saṅkrānti (संक्रांति).—f (S) pop. saṅkrānta f Transit or passage (of the sun or a planet from one sign of the zodiac into another). 2 Passage from one time or one condition in life to another: also passage from one place to another; and, in learned style, passage or proceeding in general. saṃ0 basaṇēṃ in. con. To suffer the alighting or affecting of some malign influence of a planet. Used in speaking of the wasting away or corrupting of a person, animal, or thing; also of the ruin or decline of a business, of the failure of a counsel or plan &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
saṅkrānti (संक्रांति).—f Transit or passage (of the sun or a planet from one sign of the zodiac into another). Passage from one time or condition in life to another. Colloq. Anyone adversely affecting one's interests. saṅkrānta basaṇēṃ To suffer the alighting or affecting of some malign influence of a planet. To suffer harm or injury from.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntiḥ) 1. The actual passage of the sun or other planetary bodies from one sign of the zodiac into another. 2. Passage in general, proceeding from one time or condition or life to another, from one place to another, &c. 3. Going, proceeding in general. 4. Meeting together, union. 5. Transference, imparting. 6. The power of teaching or transference. 7. Imitation, reflection. E. sam before kram to go, aff. ktin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṅkrānti (सङ्क्रान्ति):—[sa-ṅkrānti] (ntiḥ) 2. f. Passage of the sun, &c. from one sign to another; passing on; mental process.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Saṃkrāṃti (ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ):—[noun] = ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ - [samkramana -] 5, 6 & 7.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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