Gajalakshana, aka: Gajalakṣaṇa, Gaja-lakshana; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Gajalakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Gajalaksana or Gajalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[Gajalakshana in Jyotisha glossaries]

Gajalakṣaṇa (गजलक्षण) refers to the “signs of elephants” and is the name of the forty-ninth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 67th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. 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., gaja-lakṣaṇa), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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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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