noun Jan·mash·ta·mi \ˌjənˈmäshtəˌmē\

Definition of Janmashtami



  1. :  a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of the deified hero Krishna

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Origin and Etymology of janmashtami

Sanskrit janmāṣṭamī, from janma birth (from janati he begets) + aṣṭama eighth, from aṣṭā eight — more at kin, eight

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a trip made at another's expense

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