Definitions

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

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit षष्ठी (ṣaṣṭhī, "sixth day in a lunar fortnight")

Examples

  • The Puja’s start on the sixth day (Maha-Shashti) and go on till the tenth day (Maha-Dashmi).

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