Brihajjataka, Brihaj-jataka, Brihat-jataka, Bṛhajjātaka, Brihagjataka: 4 definitions

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Brihajjataka 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.

The Sanskrit term Bṛhajjātaka can be transliterated into English as Brhajjataka or Brihajjataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikipedia: Jyotisha (astronomy)

Bṛhajjātaka (बृहज्जातक) is one of the five principal texts written by Vārāhamihira (6th century AD) and is considered as the standard textbook on Vedic astrology, and sometimes described as "India's foremost astrological text". The original text, written in chaste Sanskrit, consists of more than 407 ślokas or verses that comprise 28 chapters.

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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-English dictionary

[«previous (B) next»] — Brihajjataka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bṛhajjātaka (बृहज्जातक):—[=bṛhaj-jātaka] [from bṛhaj > bṛṃh] n. Name of Varāhamihira’s larger [work] on nativities (cf. svaipa-jātaka)

2) [v.s. ...] of another [work]

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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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