Bhanuvara, aka: Bhanu-vara, Bhānuvāra; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Bhānuvāra (भानुवार) refers to “sunday”. The corresponding planet is sūrya (or bhānu, the sun; literal translation: ‘brightness’, ‘ray of light’, etc.). It is one of the seven days of the week (vāra). The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bhānuvāra (भानुवार) refers to “sunday” and is also known as Ādityavāra, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.14. Accordingly, “it is said that the respective merits of the different days [viz., Ādityavāra, ‘sunday’] are secured through the gratification of the gods. [...] The repetition of the mantras of the favourite deity accords the respective benefits of the day of the week. [...] The first day of the week [viz., Ādityavāra or Bhānuvāra] dedicated to the sun (Āditya) has the special merit of the removal of sin, especially for Brahmins”.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhānuvāra (भानुवार).—m (S) bhānuvāsara m (S) Sunday.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhānuvāra (भानुवार) [-vāsara, -वासर].—m Sunday.

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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Bhānuvāra (भानुवार).—Sunday.

Derivable forms: bhānuvāraḥ (भानुवारः).

Bhānuvāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhānu and vāra (वार). See also (synonyms): bhānudina.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhānuvāra (भानुवार).—m.

(-raḥ) Sunday. E. bhānu the sun and vāra a day.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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