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Shatabhisha, aka: Śatabhiṣa, Śatabhiṣā; 3 Definition(s)


Shatabhisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit terms Śatabhiṣa and Śatabhiṣā can be transliterated into English as Satabhisa or Shatabhisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotiṣa (astronomy and astrology)

Śatabhiṣā (शतभिषा):—Name for a particular section of the ecliptic. It is also known as Śatabhiṣānakṣatra. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Śatabhiṣā means “comprising a hundred physicians” and is associated with the deity known as Varuṇa (God of night/ the underworld). The presiding Lord of this lunar house is Rahu (north lunar node).

Also known as Śatabhiṣak-nakṣatra (शतभिषक्-नक्षत्र) or Śatabhiṣaj-nakṣatra (शतभिषक्-नक्षत्र).

Indian zodiac: |6°40'| – |20° Kumbha|
Kumbha (कुम्भ, “pitcher”) corresponds with Aquarius.

Western zodiac: |2°40'| – |16° Pisces|
Pisces corresponds with Mīna (मीन, “fish”).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

about this context:

Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or ‘astrology’. It is one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.


Śatabhiṣā (शतभिषा).—A constellation.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 23. 6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Śatabhiṣa (शतभिष, ‘having a hundred physicians’) or Śatabhiṣaj seems to be λ Aquarii with the others around it vaguely conceived as numbering a hundred.

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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