Bava: 6 definitions



Bava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Bava (बव).—The name of the five movable karaṇa, the karaṇa being one of the five important elements of the Hindu calendar. Note: Bava is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bāva.—(CII 3, etc.), a Prakrit word denoting ‘a relative of the same generation with the father’; generally, ‘an uncle’; used in Sanskrit inscriptions. Note: bāva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bava (बव).—n S The first of the eleven astronomical karaṇa.

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bāva (बाव).—f C A well, a field-well in general, small or large, with steps or without. It is synonymous with vihīra.

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bāvā (बावा) [or बावाजी, bāvājī].—m A term of respectful compellation or mention for a gōsāvī, gurū, father, or elderly person gen. See vyāvahārika nāṃva. 2 C Applied in endearment to a little boy.

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bāvā (बावा).—m A plant, commonly bāhavā, Cassia fistula.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bāva (बाव).—f A well. bāvakhōla n A dry and partly filled up well.

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bāvā (बावा).—m A term of respectful compella- tion for a gōsāvī, gurū, or an elderly person.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bava (बव).—The first Karaṇa or astrological division of the day.

Derivable forms: bavaḥ (बवः).

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

1) Bava (बव):—n. (also written vava) Name of the first Karaṇa or astrological division of the day, [Sūryasiddhānta]

2) Name of a Karaṇa (half a Tithi), [Inscriptions]

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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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