Kurmavibhaga, Kūrmavibhāga, Kurma-vibhaga: 6 definitions


Kurmavibhaga 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Kūrmavibhāga (कूर्मविभाग).—The Tantrarāja uses the term “kūrmavibhāga” instead of “kūrmacakra”, and this term also appears in Varāhamihiraʼs Bṛhatsaṃhitā.The kūrmavibhāga explained in the Bṛhatsaṃhitā [14.1-33] is a chart used for astrological divination, which predicts the demise of a king of a country. In this case, the nine compartments are allocated to certain places in Bhārata (India), and each compartment is related to three of 27 mansions.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kurmavibhaga in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kūrmavibhāga (कूर्मविभाग) refers to the correspondence of the geographical divisions of the Earth (and of India particularly) to the various stellar divisions along the ecliptic. The object [of Bṛhatsaṃhitā chapter 14] is to discover which of the countries of the earth will suffer when planetary and the like celestial phenomena occur.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kurmavibhaga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kūrmavibhāga (कूर्मविभाग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the 56th Pariśiṣṭa of the Av. W. p. 93.

2) Kūrmavibhāga (कूर्मविभाग):—Pariśiṣṭa 56 of the Av. Tb. 214.

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

Kūrmavibhāga (कूर्मविभाग):—[=kūrma-vibhāga] [from kūrma] m. division of the globe or semi-globe of the earth, [Atharva-veda.Pariś.; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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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