Utsava

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A procession at Koneswaram temple, Sri Lanka

Uthsava or Utsava or Utsav is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsava. Utsava generally means a festival or celebration or any joyous occasion.[1][2] It also carries the meaning of delight, merriment and pleasure.[3] The Sanskrit word Utsava comes from the word "ut" meaning "removal" and "sava" which means "worldly sorrows" or "grief".[4]

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  • Davis, Richard H. (2009). A Priest's Guide for the Great Festival Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-537852-0. pp. 25–29.
  • Utsavas - Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago