Rashtrotpatalakshana, Rāṣṭrotpātalakṣaṇa, Rashtrotpata-lakshana: 1 definition

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Rashtrotpatalakshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Rāṣṭrotpātalakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Rastrotpatalaksana or Rashtrotpatalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Rāṣṭrotpātalakṣaṇa (राष्ट्रोत्पातलक्षण) refers to the “signs and portents of calamity” and is the name of the thirty-ninth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 46th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., rāṣṭrotpāta-lakṣaṇa), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

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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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