Grahashanti, Grahaśānti, Graha-shanti, Grahashamti: 10 definitions


Grahashanti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Grahaśānti can be transliterated into English as Grahasanti or Grahashanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Grahashanti in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति) (Cf. Grahayajña, Graha) refers to the “rite of appeasement for grahas—planets”. The Grahaśānti section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309) is immediately preceded by the section called Vināyakakalpa (1.271-294) which prescribes a rite to be offered to Vināyaka. The two rites are closely related to each other. [...] When Vināyaka was identified with Gaṇeśa, the rite of vināyakaśānti faded away and it was absorbed in the new rite of grahaśānti. That the two functions of Vināyaka were taken over by grahas and Gaṇeśa can be conjectured from the following statement in Yājñavalkyasmṛti 1.293-294:—“Thus worshipping Vināyaka and grahas according to rules, one gets the [good] results of karma and gets the highest bliss. One who [pays] worship offering [golden] tilaka to the Sun as well as to the great Lord Gaṇapati (Gaṇeśa) gets success”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति) refers to “peace from the Navagraha” [i.e., navagrahāriṣṭa-śānti-kāmanārthaṃ], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

grahaśānti (ग्रहशांति).—f (S) Propitiation of the planets (by sacrifices &c.)

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

grahaśānti (ग्रहशांति).—f Propitiation 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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति).—f. propitiation of planets by sacrifices &c.

Derivable forms: grahaśāntiḥ (ग्रहशान्तिः).

Grahaśānti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms graha and śānti (शान्ति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] W. p. 350. B. 1, 220. Oudh. Xvi, 80. 82. Xix, 72. See Grahaṇaśānti, Navagrahaśānti.

2) Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति):—Oudh. Xx, 146. Peters. 4, 6 (by Vasiṣṭha).

3) Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति):—[dharma] See Śāṅkhāyana^0.
—by Gobhila. Bd. 249. See Saṃkṣepagrahaśānti.
—or Vāsiṣṭhī śānti. See L.. 636.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Grahaśānti (ग्रहशान्ति):—[=graha-śānti] [from graha > grah] f. propitiation of the planets (by sacrifices etc.), [xliii.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Grahashanti in German

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Grahaśāṃti (ಗ್ರಹಶಾಂತಿ):—[noun] propitiation of the planets by offerings, to avoid, mitigate the distress believed to be or to have been, caused by them.

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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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