Horashastra, Hora-shastra, Horāśāstra: 4 definitions


Horashastra 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 Horāśāstra can be transliterated into English as Horasastra or Horashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Sanskrit Vimarsah: The Dhruvabhrama-Yantra of Padmanābha

Horāśāstra (होराशास्त्र):—In horoscopy (horāśāstra), the zodiac is divided into twelve houses (bhāvas) which are different from the twelve signs (rāśis). The twelve houses are divided on the basis of four key points where the ecliptic intersects the local horizon and the local meridian.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Horāśāstra (होराशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Burnell. 79^a. Taylor. 1, 316.
—by Bhaṭṭotpala. W. p. 258.
—by Varāhamihira. Taylor. 1, 75. 77. This is the Bṛhajjātaka.
—by Satya. Oppert. 1359. 2221. 3547. Ii, 6833. Quoted by Bhaṭṭotpala Oxf. 329^a.

2) Horāśāstra (होराशास्त्र):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 114 (and—[commentary]).

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

Horāśāstra (होराशास्त्र):—[=horā-śāstra] [from horā] n. horoscopy, astrological science (also as Name of [work])

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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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