Shubhalagna, Śubhalagna, Shubha-lagna: 6 definitions


Shubhalagna 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 Śubhalagna can be transliterated into English as Subhalagna or Shubhalagna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Shubhalagna in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न) or Śubhamuhūrta refers to an “astrologically auspicious moment”.—Common householders could not afford the permanent installation of a water clock in their houses, for it needed the constant attendance of at least two people, one to announce the time when the bowl sinks and another to lift the bowl and place it again upon the water. But householders too required the water clock on special occasions like marriages, in order to know precisely the astrologically auspicious moment (śubhamuhūrta or śubhalagna, or simply muhūrta or lagna). Usually the Purohita who performed the marriage brought the water clock with him and set it up ceremoniously in the client’s house.

Cf. Edgar Thurston, Ethnographic Notes in Southern India, part 11, p. 565: “This form of time-measurer, made of half a cocoanut or copper, is still in use among native physicians, astrologers and others in Malabar. ... At the present day it is used on the occasion of marriage among higher Hindu castes. The Brahmin priest brings the cup, and places the bridegroom in charge of it. It is the duty of the latter to count the gadis (= ghaṭīṣ) until the time fixed for his entrance into the wedding-booth”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न).—a lucky or auspicious moment.

Derivable forms: śubhalagnaḥ (शुभलग्नः), śubhalagnam (शुभलग्नम्).

Śubhalagna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śubha and lagna (लग्न).

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

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न).—m.

(-gnaḥ) An auspicious moment. E. śubha, and lagna rise of a planet.

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

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न).—[neuter] a lucky moment.

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

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न):—[=śubha-lagna] [from śubha > śubh] m. n. the rising of an ausp° constellation, a lucky moment, [Hitopadeśa; Kautukasarvasva]

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

Śubhalagna (शुभलग्न):—[śubha-lagna] (gnaḥ) 1. m. Auspicious moment.

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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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