Definition of Caitra
1. Noun. The first Hindu calendar month (corresponding to March in the Gregorian calendar).
Group relationships: Hindu Calendar
Generic synonyms: Hindu Calendar Month
Terms within: Ramanavami
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caitra
Literary usage of Caitra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit by David Edwin Pingree (1994)
"... of caitra in Sarp. 1766 = ca. 18 March 1709. No author mentioned. ... of caitra in Nep. Sarn. 834 = 20 March 1714. With the Sarala of Bharata. ..."
2. Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit by David Edwin Pingree (1976)
"... of caitra in Sanr 1852, Saka 1717 - 11 April 1795. Cambridge R.15.113. Ff. 1-65 (ff. ... of caitra in Sarp. 1853 = ca. 30 April 17% from a manuscript ..."
3. The Rites of the Twice-born by Sinclair Stevenson (1920)
"The first Nine Nights of caitra are dedicated to the goddess Parva«, ... In this same month of caitra, on the ninth day of the bright of the moon, ..."
4. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Sanskrit Astronomical Manuscripts Preserved by David Edwin Pingree (2003)
"... of caitra in Sam. 1829, Saka 1694 = 17 April 1772. Verso: computation according to the ... of caitra in Sam. 1829, Saka 1694 = 23 March 1773. 218. ..."
5. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1899)
"He thinks (as noted above) that the opening of the play is to be laid at the beginning of the month caitra (see above), and he is of the opinion that " the ..."