Definitions

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  • proper n. The fifth day (tithi) of the lunar fortnight (paksha) in Hindu calendar.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit पञ्चमी (pañcamī, "fifth day in a lunar fortnight")

Examples

  • The Hindu festival of Naag Panchami is a day dedicated to snake worship.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Channi Anand/Associated Press A Hindu devotee offered milk to a snake as part of a ritual on Naag Panchami festival in Jammu, India, Friday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Nag Panchami is devoted to the worship of snakes: nagas in most Asian languages.

    Jeff Greenwald: Romancing the Snake

  • Nitin and I are members of PSI Mumbai and our friendshiup goes a long way back, it was Nitins pictures displayed at PSI Mumbai of Nag Panchami at Battis Shirala that made me follow his footsteps to Ichalkaranji and than to Battis Shirala the snake town of India.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The festival of Nāga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus to pay respect to Nāgas.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The most memorable Hrushi Panchami was when my cuz Hrushikesh was one year old.

    Hrushichi Bhaaji

  • In Thal on the Hrushi Panchami day women folk confluenced at our home.

    Hrushichi Bhaaji

  • This is a simple stew made on the Hrushi Panchami day thus the name Hrushichi bhaaji.

    Hrushichi Bhaaji

  • Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami fifth day of the full moon, marking the end of festivities involving colours.

    The Holi Hindu Festival | ultraorange.net

  • Vatsu, and Suvastu, and Kampana with Hiranwati; of Vara, and the mighty river Panchami, of Rathachitra, and Jyotiratha, and Viswamitra, and

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

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