Utsavarambha, Utsavārambha, Utsava-arambha: 1 definition

Introduction:

Utsavarambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Utsavarambha in Pancaratra glossary
Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Utsavārambha (उत्सवारम्भ) refers to the “commencement of (great) festival celebrations”, as discussed in the tenth chapter [first book] of the Jñānāmṛtasārasaṃhita: a Pāñcarātra text representing a sectarian glorification of Kṛṣṇa and Rādha (i.e., the cult of Radha-Krishna) dated among the latest of the Saṃhitā-type works.—Description of the chapter [maha-utsavārambha]: [...] In course of the chapter (74 ff.) there is a digression within a digression concerning different types of pāpa-sins ; as well, a celebration is recalled during Nārada’s former birth that honours his father for having praised Kṛṣṇa (1-91).

Pancaratra book cover
context information

Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

Discover the meaning of utsavarambha in the context of Pancaratra from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: