Shatabhishaj, Śatabhiṣaj, Shata-bhishaj: 3 definitions


Shatabhishaj 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 Śatabhiṣaj can be transliterated into English as Satabhisaj or Shatabhishaj, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Śatabhiṣaj (शतभिषज्) refers to the twenty-fifth of twenty-seven constellations (ṛkṣa), according to the Mānasāra. Ṛkṣa is the third of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular nakṣatra, also known as ṛkṣa (eg., śatabhiṣaj) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). In the context of village planning and measurement, the text sates that among the stars (ṛkṣa), the ones that are pūrṇa (odd), are auspicious and the ones that are karṇa (even), inauspicious.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatabhiṣaj (शतभिषज्).—f. Name of the 24th lunar mansion containing one hundred stars.

Śatabhiṣaj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and bhiṣaj (भिषज्). See also (synonyms): śatatārakā, śatabhiṣā.

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Śatabhiṣaj (शतभिषज्).—see °तारका (tārakā).

Śatabhiṣaj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and bhiṣaj (भिषज्).

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

Śatabhiṣaj (शतभिषज्).—f. (-ṣak) One of the lunar asterisms: see the next.

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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. 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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