Grahashringataka, Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka, Graha-shringataka: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka can be transliterated into English as Grahasrngataka or Grahashringataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Grahashringataka in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka (ग्रहशृङ्गाटक) refers to the “configuration of planets” and is the name of the twenty-ninth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., graha-śṛṅgāṭaka), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

Source: Tessitori Collection I (astronomy)

Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka (ग्रहशृङ्गाटक) or Mayūracitraka is the name of a work by Nāradamuni (classified as literature dealing with astronomy, astrology, divination, medicine). The Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka (in Sanskrit) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka deals with the reciprocal influence of planets on success or failure in connection with the 12 months of the year. A beginning section having 62 verses ends on 2r9. Then a large section having 267 verses is devoted to each of the twelve months in turn: [...]

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka (ग्रहशृङ्गाटक).—triangular position of the planets with reference to one another.

Derivable forms: grahaśṛṅgāṭakam (ग्रहशृङ्गाटकम्).

Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms graha and śṛṅgāṭaka (शृङ्गाटक).

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

1) Grahaśṛṅgāṭaka (ग्रहशृङ्गाटक):—[=graha-śṛṅgāṭaka] [from graha > grah] n. triangular position of the planets with reference to each other, [xx]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xx] (treating also of many other positions of the planets).

[Sanskrit to German]

Grahashringataka 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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