Navagrahamakha: 3 definitions


Navagrahamakha 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Navagrahamakha (नवग्रहमख).—See Ayutahoma: the nine planets are the Sun, Moon, Aṅgāraka, Budha, Śanaiścara, Śukra, Guru, Rāhu and Ketu: Iśvara, Umā, Śkanda, Hari, Brahmā, Indra, Yama, Kāla, and Citragupta are adhidevatas; Agni, Waters, Earth, Viṣṇu, Indra, Aindri, Prajāpati, Nāgas and Brahmaṇas are pratyadhidevatas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 93. 6, 10-16.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Navagrahamakha (नवग्रहमख) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Bik. 425. H. 203. Oppert. Ii, 7603.
—or Laghuśaunakī. W. p. 348. 349. L. 842.

2) Navagrahamakha (नवग्रहमख):—[dharma] Stein 92 (inc.).

3) Navagrahamakha (नवग्रहमख):—[dharma] assigned to Vasiṣṭha. Ak 350. L.. 635-637.

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

Navagrahamakha (नवग्रहमख):—[=nava-graha-makha] [from nava-graha > nava] m. Name of [work]

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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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