[INDOLOGY] jayantī

Buchta, David david_buchta at brown.edu
Fri Aug 7 13:33:27 EDT 2020

Dear Harry,

See the following verse from the Harivaṃśa (I copy-pasted from GRETIL for

abhijin nāma nakṣatraṃ jayantī nāma śarvarī | *HV_48.15*598:1 |
muhūrto vijayo nāma yatra jāto janārdanaḥ || *HV_48.15*598:2 |

David Buchta, PhD
Lecturer in Sanskrit
Department of Classics
Brown University

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:33 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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