Anadvan, Anaḍvan: 2 definitions
Anadvan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Anaḍvān (अनड्वान्) refers to a “strong bull” (who can bear burden and is strong) and represents one of the items offered to the priests, according to the grahaśānti (cf. grahayajña) section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309), preceded by the section called vināyakakalpa (1.271-294), prescribing a rite to be offered to Vināyaka.—[verse 306: Gifts to priests]—It seems that when a specific graha was chosen as the object of appeasement, the gift (dakṣiṇā) [i.e., anaḍvān] prescribed for each graha was to be given to the priest(s) who performed the śānti ritual.
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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Starts with: Anadvana.
Full-text: Anadvah, Anaduh, Num, Dhuramdhara, Dhurya, Pingala.
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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 357 - Adding primary affixes known as uṇādi
Chapter 351 - Perfected forms of inflection in the nouns
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa V, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fifth Kāṇḍa]