Yaksharatri, Yakṣarātri, Yaksha-ratri: 3 definitions
Yaksharatri 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.
The Sanskrit term Yakṣarātri can be transliterated into English as Yaksaratri or Yaksharatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yakṣarātri (यक्षरात्रि).—f. the festival called Dīpāli, q. v.
Derivable forms: yakṣarātriḥ (यक्षरात्रिः).
Yakṣarātri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yakṣa and rātri (रात्रि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-triḥ) The night of the day of full moon in the month of Kartika: see dīpālī. E. yakṣa the demi-god, rātri night; these spirits being supposed to be then abroad.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yakṣarātri (यक्षरात्रि):—[=yakṣa-rātri] [from yakṣa > yakṣ] f. ‘night of the Y°s’, Name of a festival (= dīpālī q.v.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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