Bhacakra, Bha-cakra: 7 definitions



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)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

bhacakra (भचक्र).—n The zodiac.

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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

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

Bhacakra (भचक्र):—[=bha-cakra] [from bha] n. the whole multitude of stars or asterisms, [ib.; Varāha-mihira]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bhacakra (भचक्र):—(1. bha + cakra) n. = bhagaṇa [Sūryasiddhānta 1. 68. 2, 46. 3, 51. 11, 6. 12, 72. 14, 7.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 47, 15.] Vgl. bhānāṃ cakram [Sūryasiddhānta 3, 9.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bhacakra (भचक्र):—n. = bhagaṇa 1).

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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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