Bharani, aka: Bharaṇī, Bharaṇi; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Bharaṇī (भरणी):—Name for a particular section of the ecliptic. It is also known as Bharaṇīnakṣatra. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Bharaṇī means “the bearer” and is associated with the deity known as Yama (God of death). The presiding Lord of this lunar house is Śukra (Venus).

Indian zodiac: |13° 20'| – |26° 40' Meṣa|
Meṣa (मेष, ‘ram’) corresponds with Aries

Western zodiac: |9° 20'| – |22° 40' Taurus|
Taurus corresponds with Vṛṣabha (वृषभ, ‘bull’).

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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Bharaṇī (भरणी).—One of the twentyseven constellations. Puṇya is assured if one gives as gift a cow to a brahmin on that day. (Śloka 35, Chapter 64, Anuśāsana Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Bharaṇi (भरणि).—A nakṣatra: fit for performing śrāddha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 18. 14; Vāyu-purāṇa 82. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Bharaṇī (भरणी) refers to the second of twenty-seven constellations (ṛkṣa), according to the Mānasāra. Ṛkṣa is the third of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular nakṣatra, also known as ṛkṣa (eg., bharaṇī) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). In the context of village planning and measurement, the text sates that among the stars (ṛkṣa), the ones that are pūrṇa (odd), are auspicious and the ones that are karṇa (even), inauspicious.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Apabharaṇīs, Bharaṇī (अश्विनी), or Bharaṇyas (‘the bearers’) is the name of the small triangle in the northern part of the Ram known as Musca or 35, 39, and 41 Arietis.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bharaṇī (भरणी).—f (Verbal of bharaṇēṃ) Filling up, in, into, on. See the verb. 2 Filling material,--earth, stones &c. for filling up.

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bharaṇī (भरणी).—f (S) The second of the twenty-seven lunar asterisms. 2 or bharaṇīśrāddha n Oblation to the manes of a defunct under this asterism in bhādrapada- vadya within the twelve month after his decease.

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bhāraṇī (भारणी).—f (Verbal of bhāraṇēṃ) Charming &c. lit. fig. 2 A formula to charm; a charm or spell. v ghāla, ṭāka.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bharaṇī (भरणी).—f Filling up. Filling material. The second of the twenty-seven lunar asterisms. Oblation to the manes of a defunct under this asterism in bhādrapada vadya within the twelve months after his decease.

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

Bharaṇī (भरणी).—Name of the second constellation containing three stars.

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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