Shanivara, Śanivāra, Shani-vara: 10 definitions

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Shanivara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śanivāra can be transliterated into English as Sanivara or Shanivara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Shanivara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Śanivāra (शनिवार) refers to “saturday”. The corresponding planet is śukra (saturn;). It is one of the seven days of the week (vāra). The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Śanivāra (शनिवार) refers to “Saturday” and represents the first “day of the week” (vāra).—In accordance with the day of the week, one would utter, for example, śanivāra-vārānvitāyāṃ.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shanivara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śanivāra (शनिवार).—m (S) śanivāsara m S The day of Saturn, Saturday. Pr. na dyāvayācā vāra śanivāra We readily find a plea to justify our omitting what we are unwilling to do.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śanivāra (शनिवार) [-vāsara, -वासर].—m Saturday.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śanivāra (शनिवार).—Saturday.

Derivable forms: śanivāraḥ (शनिवारः).

Śanivāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śani and vāra (वार). See also (synonyms): śanivāsara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śanivāra (शनिवार).—m.

(-raḥ) Saturday. E. śani the planet, and vāra in this and similar compounds, a day.

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

Śanivāra (शनिवार):—[=śani-vāra] [from śani > śana] m. S°’s day, Saturday, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śanivāra (शनिवार):—[śani-vāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Saturday.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shanivara 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»] — Shanivara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śanivāra (ಶನಿವಾರ):—[noun] the seventh day of the week; Saturday.

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Saṇivāra (ಸಣಿವಾರ):—[noun] the seventh day of the week; Saturday.

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Sanivāra (ಸನಿವಾರ):—[noun] (correctly, ಶನಿವಾರ [shanivara]) the seventh day of the week; Saturday.

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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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