Purvabhadrapada, aka: Pūrvabhādrapadā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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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”).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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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
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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).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pūrvabhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा) or Pūrvvabhādrapadā.—f.

(-dā) The first of the two lunar asterisms, called Bhadrapada, and twenty-sixth, of the whole, containing two stars. E. pūrva first, bhādrapadā the asterism so named; it is also read pūrvabhadrapadā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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Purv (पुर्व्).—1 P. (purvati)1) To fill.2) To dwell, inhabit.3) To invite (said to be 1 P. in t...
Pūrv-ācāra.—(SII 3; SITI), an old usage or ancient custom. Cf. pūrva-rīti. Note: pūrv-ācāra is ...
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Ugrā (उग्रा) refers to one of the eight wisdoms (vidyās) described in the ‘śrīheruka-utpatti’ c...
Nakṣatra (नक्षत्र).—n. (-tra) 1. A star in general. 2. An asterism in the moon’s path or lunar ...
Mūla (मूल).—n. (-laṃ) 1. A root, the root of a tree, &c. 2. Origin, commencement. 3. Capita...
Bhadra (भद्र).—mfn. (-draḥ-drā-draṃ) 1. Happy, prosperous, lucky, propitious. 2. Best, excellen...
Māgha (माघ) is the first month of the “cold season” (śiśira) in the traditional Indian calendar...
Bhadrapada (भद्रपद).—n. of a nāga king: Māy 247.16.
Ārdra (आर्द्र).—mfn. (-rdraḥ-rdrā-rdraṃ) 1. Wet, moist, damp. 2. Fresh, not dry. 3. Loose, flac...
Pūrvaphalgunī (पूर्वफल्गुनी) or Pūrvvaphalgunī.—f. (-nī) The eleventh lunar asterism; the first...
Aśleṣā (अश्लेषा).—f. (-ṣā) 1. The ninth Nakshatra or lunar mansion, containing five stars. 2. D...
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