Pashcardha, Paścārdha, Pashca-ardha: 9 definitions


Pashcardha 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.

The Sanskrit term Paścārdha can be transliterated into English as Pascardha or Pashcardha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pashchardha.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध) refers to the “western half (of a particular region)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Jupiter presides over the eastern part of the Indus, the western half (paścārdha) of Mathurā, the countries of Bharata and Sauvīra; the town of Srughna, the province of Udīcya, the Vipāśā and the Śatadru rivers; the countries of Ramaṭha, Śālvā; Traigarta, Paurava, Ambaṣṭa, Pārata, Vāṭadhāna, Yaudheya, Sārasvata, Arjunāyana, one half of Matsya; [...]”.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध).—The western half. Note: Paśca-ardha 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pashcardha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध).—[aparaścāsau ardhaḥ]

1) Hinder part or side (of the body); पश्चार्धेन प्रविष्टः शरपतनभयाद् भूयसा पूर्वकायम् (paścārdhena praviṣṭaḥ śarapatanabhayād bhūyasā pūrvakāyam) Ś.1.7.

2) The latter half.

3) The western side.

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

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध).—i. e. paśca (cf. paścāt) -ardha, m. Hind-part, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 7.

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

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध).—[masculine] the hinder or western [particle]

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

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध):—[from paśca] m. the hinder side or part, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Paścārdha (पश्चार्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paccaddha.

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Pashcardha 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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