Brahmasuta, Brahman-suta: 6 definitions


Brahmasuta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmasuta in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmasuta (ब्रह्मसुत).—Is Sūta.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 180. 3.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Brahmasuta in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Brahmasuta (ब्रह्मसुत) refers to the “sons of the Brahmā”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The Ketus or comets that appear bright like the moon, silver, snow, white jasmine and the white water lily are the sons of the moon; they appear in the north and are in number; when they appear mankind will be happy. A single comet possessing three tails and three colours is called Brahmadaṇḍa (born of the creator [? brahmasuta ?]); it appears anywhere; when it appears the world will come to an end. Thus have been stated briefly 101 Ketus and we will now proceed to state clearly the 1,000 Ketus already referred to”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmasuta (ब्रह्मसुत).—

1) Name of Nārada, Marīchi &c.

2) a kind of Ketu.

Derivable forms: brahmasutaḥ (ब्रह्मसुतः).

Brahmasuta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and suta (सुत).

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

1) Brahmasuta (ब्रह्मसुत):—[=brahma-suta] [from brahma > brahman] m. ‘Brahmā’s son’, Name of the Ketu Brahmadaṇḍa, [Varāha-mihira]

2) Brahmasutā (ब्रह्मसुता):—[=brahma-sutā] [from brahma-suta > brahma > brahman] f. Br°’s daughter, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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