Rudhiranana, Rudhirānana, Rudhira-anana: 5 definitions


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

Rudhirānana (रुधिरानन) refers to one of the five courses of Mars (bhaumacāra), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 6), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The retrograde motion of Mars [i.e., bhauma] is of five kinds [i.e., rudhirānana]. [...] If Mars should begin to retrograde from the 15th or the 16th constellation from that of his reappearance, such retrograde motion is known as rudhirānana; at the time of such reappearance mankind will be afflicted with disease in the face and with various fears, but there will be prosperity in the land”.

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

Rudhirānana (रुधिरानन).—one of the five retrograding motions of Mars.

Derivable forms: rudhirānanam (रुधिराननम्).

Rudhirānana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rudhira and ānana (आनन).

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

Rudhirānana (रुधिरानन):—[from rudhira > rudh] n. Name of one of the 5 retrograding motions of Mars, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Rudhiranana 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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