Grahayuddha, Graha-yuddha: 5 definitions


Grahayuddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Grahayuddha (ग्रहयुद्ध) refers to the “opposition of planets” and is the name of the twenty-eighth 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-yuddha), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Grahayuddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grahayuddha (ग्रहयुद्ध).—opposition of planets.

Grahayuddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms graha and yuddha (युद्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Grahayuddha (ग्रहयुद्ध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the 51 st and 52 d Pariśiṣṭa of the Av. W. p. 92. 93.

2) Grahayuddha (ग्रहयुद्ध):—Pariś. 51 of the Av. Tb. 214.

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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. 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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