Understand “Janmashtmi” Through Etymology

What’s 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗶? Why does this remind me of birth, & eight?

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𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁?

We’re talking about 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗶 – Lord Krishna’s birthday!

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𝟮. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘁𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱

The word 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗶 comes from the Sanskrit parts 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗺 (meaning “birth”), & 𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗶 (“8th day”).

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𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝘁? 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱?

That’s hard to say when you’re working with Sanskrit.

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𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 “𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗶” 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗺 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳:

A. 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 – read above ↑

B. 𝟴 – read above ↑

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