Khagola, Khagōla, Kha-gola: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Khagol.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Khagola (खगोल).—Sphere of the sky. Note: Kha-gola 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Padma-purana

Khagola (खगोल) refers to the “celestial sphere”, according to the Padmapurāṇa 5.1 (“Rāma Sees Nandigrāma from Puṣpaka”).—Accordingly, as the Śrī Vātsyāyana said to Śeṣa:—“O Śeṣa, (I have heard) from you all stories like the creation and dissolution of the world. So also (you have told me about) the settled rule about the terrestrial world, the celestial sphere [i.e., khagola], and about the cycle of the luminaries, so also about the products like the principles e.g. Mahat, and separate primary substances. O sinless one, you also told me the accounts of many kings. There is the wonderful account of the kings born in the solar race. In it is the story of the deeds performed by Rāma, which destroys many great sins. From you I have heard in brief the account of the horse sacrifice of (i.e. performed by) that hero Rāma.. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (2)

Khagola (खगोल) refers to “astronomy” and is one of the topics treated in the Samavāyāṅga, one of the Dvādaśāṅgī (twelve Aṅgas) of Jainism.—The Samavāyāṅga occupies the fourth place in Dvādaśāṅgī. It comprises one Śruta skandha, one chapter, one topic, only one sub topic and 144000 verses. The text available now has only 1667 Slokas. [...] The multitude of topics included are philosophical theories, matters related to Tīrthaṃkaras, Gaṇadharas, Cakravartīs and Vasudevas, subjects like Bhūgarbha (geology), Bhūgola (geography), Khagola (astronomy), interesting facts of sun, moon, stars and planets etc. Thus it provides very useful material.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khagōla (खगोल).—m (S) The sphere of the heavens; the starry vault. 2 Astronomy. 3 The armillary sphere.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khagōla (खगोल).—m The sphere of the heavens; astronomy.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khagola (खगोल).—the celestial sphere. °विद्या (vidyā) astronomy.

Derivable forms: khagolaḥ (खगोलः).

Khagola is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kha and gola (गोल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khagola (खगोल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. The vault or circle of the heavens, the planisphere. 2. The same represented artificially, the armillary sphere. E. kha, and gola sphere.

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

Khagola (खगोल):—[=kha-gola] [from kha] m. the vault or circle of heaven, celestial sphere, [Golādhyāya]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khagola (खगोल):—[kha-gola] (laḥ) 1. m. Circle of the heavens; celestial globe.

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Khagola in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khagola (खगोल) [Also spelled khagol]:—(nm) Astronomy; ~[la—vijñāna] Astronomy; astronomical science; ~[līya] astronomical; celestial.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khagōla (ಖಗೋಲ):—[noun] a globe on which the stars, constellations, etc. are depicted in their proper relative positions in the sky; the celestial globe.

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Khagōḷa (ಖಗೋಳ):—[noun] = ಖಗೋಲ [khagola].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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