Brihaspatipurana, Bṛhaspatipurāṇa, Brihaspati-purana: 1 definition

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Brihaspatipurana 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 Bṛhaspatipurāṇa can be transliterated into English as Brhaspatipurana or Brihaspatipurana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Bṛhaspatipurāṇa (बृहस्पतिपुराण) refers to the “purāṇa of Jupiter” and is the name of the forty-fourth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., bṛhaspati-purāṇa), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

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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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