Vamanadvadashi, Vāmanadvādaśī, Vamana-dvadashi: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Vāmanadvādaśī can be transliterated into English as Vamanadvadasi or Vamanadvadashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāmanadvādaśī (वामनद्वादशी).—the 12th day in the light half of चैत्र (caitra).

Vāmanadvādaśī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāmana and dvādaśī (द्वादशी).

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

Vāmanadvādaśī (वामनद्वादशी):—[=vāmana-dvādaśī] [from vāmana] f. Name of the 12th day in the light half of the month Caitra (on which a festival is held in honour of Viṣṇu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vāmanadvādaśī (वामनद्वादशी):—Bez. des 12ten Tages in der lichten Hälfte des Caitra, eines Festtages zu Ehren Viṣṇu’s als Zwerges: vrata [Oxforder Handschriften 58,a,28.fg.]

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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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