Dhanushmat, Dhanuṣmat: 5 definitions
Dhanushmat 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 Dhanuṣmat can be transliterated into English as Dhanusmat or Dhanushmat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Dhanuṣmat (धनुष्मत्) [=Dhanuṣmān] or Dhanuṣmadgiri refers to a mountain belonging to “Uttaratas or Uttaradeśa (northern division)” classified under the constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada represent the northern division consisting of [i.e., Dhanuṣmat] [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Dhanuṣmat (धनुष्मत्).—m. An archer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhanuṣmat (धनुष्मत्).—m. (-ṣmān) An archer, a bowyer. E. dhanus a bow, matup aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhanuṣmat (धनुष्मत्):—[=dhanuṣ-mat] [from dhanuṣ > dhanu] mfn. armed with a b°, an archer, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a mountain to the north of Madhya-deśa, [Varāha-mihira]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhanuṣmat (धनुष्मत्):—(ṣmān) 5. m. Idem.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Dhanushmadgiri, Dhanushmate, Dhanushmati, Dhanushmatta.
Ends with: Sahasrakshadhanunmat.
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