Definitions

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  • n. A fortnight in a month of the Hindu lunar calendar.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit पक्ष (pakṣá)

Examples

  • In my forthcoming book, The Audacity of Difference, I advocate that both sides adopt the dharmic stance called purva-paksha, the practice of gazing directly at an opponent's viewpoint in an honest manner.

    Rajiv Malhotra: A Hindu View of 'Christian Yoga'

  • The current generation repays their debt to the ancestors in pitru paksha.

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  • Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष), also spelt as Pitr paksha or Pitri paksha, (literally "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16-lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially by food offerings.

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  • Finally on the tenth day of Ashwin shukla paksha, the evil demon Mahishasur was defeated & killed by Durga.

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  • The period is also known as Sola Shraddha "sixteen shraddhas", Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya and Apara paksha.

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  • The word 'but' is meant to rebut the pûrva-paksha (the primâ facie view as urged above).

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Sacred Books of the East, Volume 1

  • Announcing this at a press conference in Bangalore on Thursday, paksha president Vatal Nagaraj said pro-Kannada organisations would take out a padayatra in Bangalore from January

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • A few Congress and BJP men who had derided the Janata Dal-Secular as a 'thande-makkala paksha'

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  • Pitr-paksha* Saturday September 5 Events, celebrations ...

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  • During Ekadashis in the Krishna paksha, the moon is the closest to the earth and during Ekadashis in the Shukla paksha the moon is farthest from the earth.

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