Brihajjataka, aka: Brihaj-jataka, Brihat-jataka, Bṛhajjātaka; 1 Definition(s)

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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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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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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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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