Gajavithi, Gajavīthi, Gaja-vithi, Gajavīthī: 5 definitions
Gajavithi 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gajavīthi (गजवीथि).—Residences of constellations in the N. path.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 3. 48.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gajavīthi (गजवीथि) or Gajavīthī (गजवीथी).—f. the three lunar mansions रोहिणी, आर्द्रा (rohiṇī, ārdrā) and मृगशिरस् (mṛgaśiras); रोहिण्यार्दा मृगशिरो गजवीथ्यभिधी- यते (rohiṇyārdā mṛgaśiro gajavīthyabhidhī- yate).
Derivable forms: gajavīthiḥ (गजवीथिः).
Gajavīthi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaja and vīthi (वीथि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gajavīthi (गजवीथि):—[=gaja-vīthi] [from gaja > gaj] f. ‘the course of the elephant’ or that division of the moon’s course in the heavens which contains the signs Rohiṇī, Mṛga-śiras, and Ārdrā, or (according to others) Punar-vasu, Tiṣya, and Āśleṣā, [Atharva-veda.Pariś. lii; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā ix, 1 f.]
2) Gajavīthī (गजवीथी):—[=gaja-vīthī] [from gaja > gaj] f. ‘the course of the elephant’ or that division of the moon’s course in the heavens which contains the signs Rohiṇī, Mṛga-śiras, and Ārdrā, or (according to others) Punar-vasu, Tiṣya, and Āśleṣā, [Atharva-veda.Pariś. lii; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā ix, 1 f.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Gajavīthi (गजवीथि):—und thī f. die Mondhäuser Rohiṇī , Mṛgaśiras und Ārdrā.
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