[INDOLOGY] jayantī

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Wed Aug 5 19:56:21 EDT 2020

Dear Harry,

     There is a text titled *Jayantī-Kalpaḥ *ascribed to Madhvācārya.  It
deals with the festival of Kr̥ṣṇāṣṭamī.  So I assume that the word is at
least as old as that work, and probably older.


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 4:33 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear list members is jayantī in its meaning as birthday (i.e.
> kṛṣṇa-jayantī, ganeśa-jayantī etc.) sanskrit?  I had always assumed that
> to be the case but a sanskritist told me that jayantī as birthday was
> marathi and not sanskrit .  I did not see an entry for  jayantī in Apte's
> dictionary or in Boehtlink-Roth but Monier-Williams had a hanumaj—jayantī
> f. the day of full moon of the month Caitra (being the supposed birthday
> of Hanumat)
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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