Agastyacara, Agastyacāra, Agastya-cara: 5 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Agastyachara.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Agastyacara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Agastyacāra (अगस्त्यचार) refers to the “course of Agatsya” and is the name of the twelfth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 12th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., agastya-cāra), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Agastyacāra (अगस्त्यचार) refers to the “heliacal rising of Canopus”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. [...] It treats of the effects of agastyacāra and saptaṛṣicāra on particular parts of India, corresponding to particular portions of the ecliptic; of the stellar divisions of every substance, animal and plant, and of their increase or decrease according to the motion of the planets among the stars; of the formation and interpretation of various figures presented by the planets when meeting together; of planetary conjunctions; of planetary years; of monsoonish indications of the weather; [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agastyacara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agastyacāra (अगस्त्यचार).—[ṣa. ta.] the course of Canopus, the time of its rise which ushers the Śarad season and then every thing on earth assumes a lovely appearance.

Derivable forms: agastyacāraḥ (अगस्त्यचारः).

Agastyacāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agastya and cāra (चार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agastyacāra (अगस्त्यचार):—[=agastya-cāra] [from agastya > agasti] m. the path of Canopus.

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Agastyacara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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