Ghatakara, Ghaṭakāra, Ghata-kara: 6 definitions
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Ghaṭakāra (घटकार) refers to “potters”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Kṛttikā will delight in white flowers, will perform sacrificial rites, will be Brāhmins, potters [i.e., ghaṭakāra], priests or astronomers. Those who are born on the lunar day of Rohiṇī will be devout men, merchants, rulers, rich men, Yogis, drivers, or men possessed of cows, cattle and the animals of water, farmers and men possessed of wealth derived from mountain produce”.
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
Ghaṭakāra (घटकार).—m. a potter; Bṛ. S.15. 1;16.29.
Derivable forms: ghaṭakāraḥ (घटकारः).
Ghaṭakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghaṭa and kāra (कार). See also (synonyms): ghaṭakṛt.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ghaṭakāra (घटकार).—[masculine] potter.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ghaṭakāra (घटकार):—[=ghaṭa-kāra] [from ghaṭa > ghaṭ] m. a potter, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xv, 1; Laghujātaka, by Varāha-mihira ix, 7.]
2) Ghātakara (घातकर):—[=ghāta-kara] [from ghāta] mf(ī)n. destructive, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
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Ends with: Nirghatakara, Sainyaghatakara.
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