Ashleshanakshatra, Ashlesha-nakshatra, Āśleṣānakṣatra: 2 definitions

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Ashleshanakshatra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Āśleṣānakṣatra can be transliterated into English as Aslesanaksatra or Ashleshanakshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Āśleṣānakṣatra (आश्लेषानक्षत्र) is another name for Āśleṣā: a particular section of the ecliptic. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Āśleṣā means “the embrace” and is associated with the deity known as Naga (Dragons).

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ashleshanakshatra in Mahayana glossary
Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Āśleṣānakṣatra (आश्लेषानक्षत्र) or simply Āśleṣā is the name of a Nakṣatra mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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