Sayahna, Sāyāhna: 6 definitions
Sayahna 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Sāyāhna (सायाह्न) (or Astagamana or Sāya) refers to “evening”.—The day (of 12 hours) was often divided into five parts, viz. prāta or udaya (sunrise), saṅgava, mādhyandina or madhyahna (mid-day), aparahna (afternoon) and sāyāhna or astagamana or sāya (evening). Each of these five parts of day time will be equal to three muhūrtas. In some smṛtis and Purānas these five parts are mentioned and defined; e.g. in the Prajāpati-smṛti, vv.156157, Matsya Purāṇa 22.82-84, 124.88-90, Vayu 50.170-174.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Languages of India and abroad
(-hnaḥ) The evening, eventide. E. sāyam evening, and ahan day.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sāyāhna (सायाह्न):—[from sāya] m. eventide, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sāyāhna (सायाह्न):—[sāyā-hna] (hnaḥ) 1. m. The evening.
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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.
Sāyāhna (ಸಾಯಾಹ್ನ):—[noun] = ಸಾಯ [saya]2 - 2.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Saya.
Starts with: Sayahnasamaye.
Full-text: Sayahnasamaye, Sayahan, Astagamana, Saya, Sayanha, Sangava, Madhyandina, Prata, Udaya, Madhyahna, Ahna, Aparahna.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Appendix 3 - Purāṇic measurements of time < [Appendices]
Chapter 205 - Brāhmaṇas Unfit for Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 206 - Procedure for Performing Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - Description of the solar system < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(ii) The Site-planning (Vāstupada-vīnyāsa) < [Chapter 6 - Fundamental Canons of Hindu Architecture]