Gurvakshara, Gurvakṣara, Guru-akshara: 3 definitions



Gurvakshara 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.

The Sanskrit term Gurvakṣara can be transliterated into English as Gurvaksara or Gurvakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Gurvakṣara (गुर्वक्षर).—Long syllable. Note: Guru-akṣara is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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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»] — Gurvakshara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gurvakṣara (गुर्वक्षर).—a long syllable.

Derivable forms: gurvakṣaram (गुर्वक्षरम्).

Gurvakṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guru and akṣara (अक्षर).

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

Gurvakṣara (गुर्वक्षर):—[=gurv-akṣara] [from gurv > guru] n. a long syllable, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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