Jyotihshastra, aka: Jyotiḥśāstra, Jyotis-shastra; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Jyotihshastra means something in 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 Jyotiḥśāstra can be transliterated into English as Jyotihsastra or Jyotihshastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[Jyotihshastra in Jyotisha glossaries]

Jyotiḥśāstra (ज्योतिःशास्त्र) is a text from a classical body of literature on the topic of Hindu astrology, known as jyotiṣa, dating to the medieval period of Classical Sanskrit literature. Pingree classifies as jyotiḥśastra (treatises on jyotiṣa) manuscripts on astronomy, mathematics, astrology and divination, and estimates that about 10% of surviving Sanskrit manuscripts belong to the category.

(Source): academia.edu: Tithikarmaguṇa in Gārgīyajyotiṣa
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Jyotihshastra in Marathi glossaries]

jyōtiḥśāstra (ज्योतिःशास्त्र).—n (S) Astronomical or astrological science: also a treatise upon it.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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