Rajopakarana, Rājopakaraṇa, Rajan-upakarana: 6 definitions


Rajopakarana 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»] — Rajopakarana in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Rājopakaraṇa (राजोपकरण) refers to “emblems of royalty”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The dark spots, also known as ketus, the sons of Rāhu are Tāmasa, Kīlaka and the like, and are 33 in number. How they affect the earth depends upon their color, position and shape. [...] If the solar spots should be of the shape of the emblems of royalty [i.e., rājopakaraṇa] such as chatra (umbrella), dhvaja (flag staff) and cāmara (hairy fan) and the like, the reigning prince will be dethroned and a foreign prince will begin to reign. If the spots should appear like sparks of fire, like the smoke and the like, his subjects will suffer”.

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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»] — Rajopakarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājopakaraṇa (राजोपकरण).—(pl.) the paraphernalia of a king, the insignia of royalty.

Derivable forms: rājopakaraṇam (राजोपकरणम्).

Rājopakaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and upakaraṇa (उपकरण).

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

Rājopakaraṇa (राजोपकरण).—[neuter] the ensigns of royalty.

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

Rājopakaraṇa (राजोपकरण):—[from rāja > rāj] n. [plural] the paraphernalia of a k°, ensigns of royalty, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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