Ardhadivasa, Ardha-divasa: 6 definitions


Ardhadivasa 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Ardhadivasa in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ardhadivasa (अर्धदिवस) refers to “midday”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Venus should reappear or be crossed by a planet in the western portion of the maṇḍalas beginning from Svātī and from Jyeṣṭhā or in the eastern portion of the maṇḍala beginning from Maghā, there will be happiness in the land; in all the other maṇḍalas the effects will be the same as those already described wherever Venus might happen to reappear or be then crossed. If Venus should be visible before sunset there will be fear in the land; if visible throughout the day, mankind will suffer from hunger and from disease; if visible at midday [i.e., ardhadivasa] in conjunction with the moon, the king’s army and capital city will suffer”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ardhadivasa (अर्धदिवस).—

1) half a day, mid-day.

2) a day of 12 hours.

Derivable forms: ardhadivasaḥ (अर्धदिवसः).

Ardhadivasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ardha and divasa (दिवस). See also (synonyms): ardhadina.

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

Ardhadivasa (अर्धदिवस).—m. noon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 36, 6.

Ardhadivasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ardha and divasa (दिवस).

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

Ardhadivasa (अर्धदिवस):—[=ardha-divasa] m. ‘half a day’, midday, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. ardha-rātra below.)

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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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