Grahagati, Graha-gati: 5 definitions


Grahagati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Grahagati in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Grahagati (ग्रहगति) refers to the “motions of the planets”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 1), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Enough of this (subject of Cosmogony) on account of its vastness. If these questions were discussed, it would swell very much in length. The subject I have now to treat of is the Aṅgaviniścaya (Saṃhitā) section of Jyotiṣaśāstra. Jyotiṣa-Śāstra treats of many different subjects and consists of three sections. The sages call the whole by the general name of Saṃhitā. This section which treats of the motions of the planets [i.e., grahagati] is called the Tantrā-śāstra (Saṃhitā or natural astrology). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Grahagati in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

grahagati (ग्रहगति).—f (S) In astrology or astronomy. The passage or course of the planets; esp. as bearing on the fortunes of man. Ex. gṛhastha paḍilē gṛha- gatīnta ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

grahagati (ग्रहगति).—f The passage or course of the planets.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Grahagati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grahagati (ग्रहगति).—the motion of the planets.

Derivable forms: grahagatiḥ (ग्रहगतिः).

Grahagati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms graha and gati (गति).

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Grahagati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Grahagati (ಗ್ರಹಗತಿ):—

1) [noun] the actual or imaginary movement of a planet or planets.

2) [noun] (astrol.) the positions or movements of different planets that influence human lives differently.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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