Purvabhadrapada, aka: Pūrvabhādrapadā; 5 Definition(s)
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Pūrvabhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा):—Name for a particular section of the ecliptic. It is also known as Pūrvabhādrapadā-nakṣatra. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Pūrvabhādrapadā means “the first of the blessed feet” and is associated with the deity known as Ajaikapāt (Fire dragon). The presiding Lord of this lunar house is Guru/Bṛhaspati (Jupiter).
Indian zodiac: |20° Kumbha| – |3°20' Mīna|
Kumbha (कुम्भ, “pitcher”) corresponds with Aquarius and Mīna (मीन, “fish”) corresponds with Pisces.
Western zodiac: |16°| – |29°20' Pisces|
Pisces corresponds with Mīna (मीन, “fish”).
Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Pūrvabhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा) is the Sanskrit name for an asterism (Alpha-Pegasi). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.14-15, the master of the dramatic art (nāṭyācārya) should perform raṅgapūjā after offering pūjā to the Jarjara (Indra’s staff). Accordingly, “After proceeding thus according to rules and staying in the phayhouse for the night, he should begin pūjā as soon as it is morning. This pūjā connected with the stage should take place under the asterism Ārdrā, Maghā, Yāmyā, Pūrvaphalgunī, Pūrvāṣāḍhā, Pūrvabhādrapadā, Aśleṣā or Mūlā”.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Pūrvabhadrapadā (पूर्वभद्रपदा) refers to one of the twenty-seven constellations (nakṣatra) according to according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Pūrvabhadrapadā is the Sanskrit equivalent of Chinese Che, Tibetan Khrums-stod and modern Pegasi.
Pūrvabhadrapadā is classified in the first group: “The moon revolves around the earth in 28 days. If the moon enters one of the six following constellations (eg., Pūrvabhadrapadā), then at that moment, the earth trembles (bhūmicala) as if it would collapse, this shaking extends up to the god of fire (Agni). Then there is no more rain, the rivers dry up, the year is bad for grain, the emperor (T’ien tseu) is cruel and the great ministers are evil”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
pūrvābhādrapadā (पूर्वाभाद्रपदा).—f (S) The first of the two lunar asterisms called Bhadrapad, and the twenty-fifth of the whole.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pūrvābhādrapadā (पूर्वाभाद्रपदा).—f The twenty-fifth lunar mansion.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 5.3: Description of the six tremblings of the earth (bhūmicala) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)