Yugadi, aka: Yugādi; 4 Definition(s)

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Yugadi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Yugādi (युगादि).—It is also said that the Chaitravishu day or the opening day of the first fortnight of the waxing moon was the occasion chosen by Brahma to launch the visible world of ours into being. Hence this first day of creation is also given the name ‘yugadhi’ or the beginning of a yuga.

Source: archive.org: South Indian Festivities (astronomy)
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geogprahy

Yuga-ādi.—(CII 4; IA 18), name applied to certain tithis; day of the commencement of a yuga; e. g. Vaiśākha-sudi 3, regarded as the commencement of the Kṛta-yuga. Note: yuga-ādi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

yugādi (युगादि).—m (S) The commencement of a yuga.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yugādi (युगादि).—m The commencement or a yuga.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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