Bhacakra, aka: Bha-cakra; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Bhacakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhachakra.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Bhacakra (भचक्र).—Circle of the asterisms. Note: Bha-cakra is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhacakra (भचक्र).—n (S) The zodiac: also the whole body of constellations or asterisms, or the stellar sphere altogether.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhacakra (भचक्र).—n The zodiac.

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

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Bhacakra (भचक्र).—the zodiac. °nābhiḥ the centre of the zodiac.

Derivable forms: bhacakram (भचक्रम्).

Bhacakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bha and cakra (चक्र). See also (synonyms): bhapañjara, bhamaṇḍala.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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