Vardhanti - Birth Anniversary or Death Anniversary or Both?

In Telugu Language, Vardhanti will be called/termed only for Death Anniversary Recently I came to know that in Kannada - Vardhanti will be termed/called for only Birth Anniversary. This confuses me and feels there's a grave error among them.

What exactly Vardhanti means? Which is the correct meaning as per Sanskrit? Or For Both of the cases does the word Vardhanti will be called? which is the right term to be called?

Kindly clarify.

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    It means death anniversary. It is used in stead of Jayanti when referring to the birthdays (ie the day they assumed the physical body) of sanyasis. A sanyasi's true birthday is the day they take sanyasa deeksha for it is a true rebirth for them. Both words are sanskrit. – user1195 Dec 16 '15 at 22:18
  • Vardhanthi means Death Anniversary. Birth Anniversary is called Jayanthi in Telugu. – SrikanthMyakam Dec 16 '15 at 23:06
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    @moonstar2001 you say for Sanyasis, Vardanthi and Jayanthi are same? – The Destroyer Dec 17 '15 at 2:47
  • @AnilKumar ordinary person's jayanti = sanyasi's vardhanti. – user1195 Dec 17 '15 at 3:09
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    @moonstar2001 what you said was, when normal people take up their Sanyasi deeksha, this deeksha is considered as rebirth and it is Jayanti for Sanyasi in them. So, Vardanthi of his former Human characteristics of him is Jayanti of Sanyasi (new form of him). What about the date that Sanyasi takes Samadhi and leaves his Physical body? – The Destroyer Dec 17 '15 at 11:15

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