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.12 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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