Paushna, Pauṣṇa, Pausṇa: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pauṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Pausna or Paushna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण) is another name for Revatī, which refers to the 27th constellation, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “In the six lunar mansions beginning from Revatī (the 27th) the stars are towards the east; and in the twelve beginning from Ārdrā (the 6th) they are in the centre; and in the nine beginning from Jyeṣṭhā (the 18th) they are in the west of the several mansions; and the moon’s conjunction with the several lunar mansions is said to take place when the moon is in the middle of these mansions”.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Pausṇa (पौस्ण).—The nakṣatra, Revatī which is presided over by pūṣā. Note: Pausṇa 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण).—The lunar mansion called Revatī.

Derivable forms: pauṣṇam (पौष्णम्).

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

Pausna (पौस्न).—mfn.

(-snaḥ-snī-snaṃ) Virile, manly, relating to or good for man. n.

(-snaṃ) Manhood. E. puṃ man, snañ aff.

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Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण).—n.

(-ṣṇaṃ) The last of the twenty-eight lunar asterisms; also Revati. E. pūṣan the sun, in this name regent of the asterism, and aṇ aff.

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

Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण).—[feminine] ī consecrated to Pūṣan (the Sun); [neuter] [Epithet] of a lunar mansion.

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

1) Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण):—mf(ī)n. ([from] pūṣan) belonging or relating or sacred to Pūṣan, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

2) relating to the sun, [Jyotiṣa]

3) n. the Nakṣatra Revatī, [Varāha-mihira] ([wrong reading] ṇya).

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

Pauṣṇa (पौष्ण):—(ṣṇaṃ) 1. n. Last of the 28 lunar asterisms; Revatī.

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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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