Ahoratra, aka: Ahorātra, Ahan-ratra; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ahorātra (अहोरात्र).—(See under Kālamāna).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Ahorātra (अहोरात्र).—A day and a night; 30 muhūrtas For pitṛs —kṛṣṇapakṣa and śuklapakṣa (one month); for Devas one full year is one day.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 112; Matsya-purāṇa 1. 19; 142. 5-6, 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 59; 66. 37. Ā
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Ahorātra (अहोरात्र).—1. A day and night, a nychthemeron. 2. The day radius i.e., the radius of the diurnal circle. Note: Ahorātra is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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ahōrātra (अहोरात्र).—m n (S) A day of twenty-four hours or thirty Muhurtt; the period from sunrise to sunrise.

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ahōrātra (अहोरात्र).—ad S pop. ahōrātrīṃ ad Day and night. 2 (By the ignorant.) During or through the whole night.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ahōrātra (अहोरात्र) [-trīṃ, -त्रीं].—ad Day and night. ahōrūpa mahōdhvaniḥ: m Mutual adulation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ahorātra (अहोरात्र).—

-tram also)

Derivable forms: ahorātraḥ (अहोरात्रः).

Ahorātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ahan and rātra (रात्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahorātra (अहोरात्र).—m.

(-traḥ) A day of twenty-four hours or thirty Muhurtas, from sun-rise to sun-rise. n. or ind. (-tram) Day and night, continually, always. E. ahan a day, and rātri a night.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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