Ajavithi, Ajavīthi, Aja-vithi, Ajavīthī: 6 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ajavīthi (अजवीथि).—On the back of the Śiśumāra (s.v.)1 the southern course. Here are three kinds of sunrise, one in mūla and the other two in two āṣāḍhas; on its south was pitṛyāna consists of three constellations—mūla and āṣāḍhas—pūrva and uttara.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 23. 5.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 76 & 159; III. 3. 51; Matsya-purāṇa 124. 53-8; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 93; 66. 51; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 85.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajavīthi (अजवीथि) or Ajavīthī (अजवीथी).—f. [ajena brahmaṇā nirmitā vīthiḥ śāka ta.]

1) one of the three divisions of the southern path comprehending the three asterisms मूल, पूर्वाषाढा (mūla, pūrvāṣāḍhā) and उत्तराषाढा (uttarāṣāḍhā); a sort of heavenly passage (gaganasetu, yamanālā); पितृयानोऽ- जवीथ्याश्च यदगस्त्यस्य चान्तरम् (pitṛyāno'- javīthyāśca yadagastyasya cāntaram) Y.3.184.

2) goat's path.

Derivable forms: ajavīthiḥ (अजवीथिः).

Ajavīthi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and vīthi (वीथि).

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

Ajavīthī (अजवीथी):—[=aja-vīthī] [from aja > aj] f. ‘goat’s road’, Name of one of the three divisions of the southern path, or one of the three paths in which the sun, moon, and planets move, comprehending the asterisms mūla, pūrvāṣāḍha, and uttarāṣāḍha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajavīthī (अजवीथी):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-thī) One of the three divisions of the southern portion (see ajagava or jaradgava), one of the three portions into which the path of the sun and other planets amongst the lunar asterisms is divided. It comprises the three asterisms Mūlā, Pūrvāṣāḍhā and Uttarāṣāḍhā. E. aja and vīthī ‘goat’s road’. See also ajapatha.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ajavīthī (अजवीथी):—(1. aja + vīthī) f. die Ziegenstrasse ( [Stenzler] Weg der Götter), Name einer bestimmten Strecke der Mondbahn, die die [3] Sternbilder Mūlā, Pūrvāṣāḍhā und Uttarāṣāḍhā umfasst: pitṛyāno javīthyāśca yadagastyasya cāntaram [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 184.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 226]; vgl. [Nalopākhyāna 21.] daselbst.

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Ajavīthī (अजवीथी):—[Oxforder Handschriften 48,b,6.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.9,3] wo zur aja(vīthī) gerechnet werden Hasta, Citrā und Viśākhā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ajavīthī (अजवीथी):—f. Ziegenbahn , Bez. der Strecke der Mondbahn , welche die Mondhäuser Hasta , Citrā und Viśākhā (oder Mūla , Pūrvāṣāḍhā und Uttarāṣāḍhā) umfasst.

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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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