Tiladvadashi, aka: Tiladvādaśī, Tila-dvadashi; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Tiladvādaśī can be transliterated into English as Tiladvadasi or Tiladvadashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tiladvādaśī (तिलद्वादशी) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Tiladvādaśī proceeds as follows: Celebrated on the 12th of dark half of Māgha, this festival is marked by sixfold rites performed with sesame. Five of these described in the Nīlamata are: Bath with sesame, homa with sesame, naivedya of sesame, gifts of water mixed with sesame and gifts of sesame for the Brāhmaṇas.

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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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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Tiladvādaśī (तिलद्वादशी).—The 12th day of a particular month (kept as a festival); तां रणस्वामिनं द्रष्टुं तिलद्वादश्यहे गताम् (tāṃ raṇasvāminaṃ draṣṭuṃ tiladvādaśyahe gatām) Rāj. T.5.395.

Tiladvādaśī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tila and dvādaśī (द्वादशी).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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