Purvabhaga, Pūrvabhāga, Purva-bhaga: 7 definitions


Purvabhaga 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Pūrvabhāga (पूर्वभाग) refers to the “eastern part (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 (pūrvabhāga) of the Indus, the western half 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; [...]”.

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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

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

Pūrvabhāga (पूर्वभाग).—

1) the forepart.

2) the upper part.

Derivable forms: pūrvabhāgaḥ (पूर्वभागः).

Pūrvabhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and bhāga (भाग).

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

Pūrvabhāga (पूर्वभाग).—[masculine] the fore or upper [particle]

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

1) Pūrvabhāga (पूर्वभाग):—[=pūrva-bhāga] [from pūrva] m. the fore part, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the upper part (opp. to adho-bhāga), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] dina-p, the earlier part of the day, forenoon, morning, [Raghuvaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. whose conjunction with the moon begins in the forenoon, [Sūryaprajñapti]

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Purvabhaga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purvabhaga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrvabhāga (ಪೂರ್ವಭಾಗ):—

1) [noun] the forepart.

2) [noun] the upper part.

3) [noun] the eastern side.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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