Nakshatrani, aka: Nakṣatrāṇi; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Nakṣatrāṇi can be transliterated into English as Naksatrani or Nakshatrani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Nakṣatrāṇi (नक्षत्राणि, “stars”) refers to one of the devatāpañcaka (fivefold divinities), defined in the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka 7.7.1. The devatāpañcaka, and other such fivefold divisions, are associated with the elemental aspect (adhibhūta) of the three-fold division of reality (adhibhūta, adhidaiva and adhyātma) which attempts to explain the phenomenal nature of the universe. Adhibhūta denotes all that belongs to the material or elemental creation.

The Taittirīya-āraṇyaka is associated with the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda and dates from at least the 6th century BCE. It is composed of 10 chapters and discusses vedic rituals and sacrifices (such as the mahāyajña) but also includes the Taittirīya-upaniṣad and the Mahānārāyaṇa-upaniṣad.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka

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