Grahas; 1 Definition(s)
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Grahas (ग्रहस्).—(planets) Indians from very ancient days have maintained certain definite ideas and inferences about the planets. Though those ideas differ somewhat from the results of modern researches, the influence of the ancient ideas is discernible in all the Purāṇic texts in India. The main ideas are summarised below.
Sūrya (Sun), Candra (Moon), Śukra (Venus), Budha (Mercury), Kuja (Mars), Bṛhaspati (Jupiter), Śani (Saturn), Rāhu and Ketu are the navagrahas (the nine planets). (See full article at Story of Grahas from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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Grahapīḍā (ग्रहपीडा).—(Adverse planetary effects on children) Astrologers hold the view that pl...
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Tārāgraha (ताराग्रह).—Star planets, i.e., the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn....
Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति).—f. propitiation of planets by sacrifices &c. Derivable forms: grahaśān...
Śubhagraha (शुभग्रह).—an auspicious planet. Derivable forms: śubhagrahaḥ (शुभग्रहः).Śubhagraha ...
Grahagati (ग्रहगति).—the motion of the planets. Derivable forms: grahagatiḥ (ग्रहगतिः).Grahagat...
Grahamaṇḍala (ग्रहमण्डल).—the circle of the planets. Derivable forms: grahamaṇḍalam (ग्रहमण्डलम...
Grahayoga (ग्रहयोग).—conjunction of planets. Derivable forms: grahayogaḥ (ग्रहयोगः).Grahayoga i...
Galagraha (गलग्रह).—1) seizing by the throat, throttling, smothering. 2) a kind of disease; Mb....
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Grahadaśā (ग्रहदशा).—the aspect of a planet, the time during which it continues to exercise its...
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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 9 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Section II - Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga < [Chapter III]
Section IV - Yajnavalkya and Ushasta < [Chapter III]
Section III - Yajnavalkya and Bhujyu < [Chapter III]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter LX - Symptoms and Treatment of demonology (Amanusha) < [Canto IV - Bhuta-vidya-tantra (psychology and psychiatry)]
Chapter XXXVII - Origin of nine Grahas < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XXVII - Specific features of nine malignant Grahas < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Vedānta-sūtras Part II (by George Thibaut)
II, 4, 5 < [Second Adhyāya, Fourth Pāda]
IV, 2, 6 < [Fourth Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
II, 4, 6 < [Second Adhyāya, Fourth Pāda]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Part 2 - The Ancient Indian Theory and Practice of Music < [Introduction, Part 2]
Āpastamba Yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras (by Āpastamba)