Jyotirganavivecana, aka: Jyotirgana-vivecana, Jyotirgaṇavivecana; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Jyotirganavivechana.

In Hinduism


Jyotirgaṇavivecana (ज्योतिर्गणविवेचन).—(jyotirgaṇavicintana)—reckoning and research in astronomy with the help of the Śāstras, experience, observation, and comparison; physical eyes, science, waters, writing and counting are essential instruments in this science.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 152; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 123.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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