Shuklapaksha, aka: Śuklapakṣa, Shukla-paksha, Shukla-Paksha; 8 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śuklapakṣa can be transliterated into English as Suklapaksa or Shuklapaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष) refers to the “bright fortnight”. It is a lunar phase counting 15 tithis and starting on the day after amāvāsya (new moon day) and ending on purṇimā (full-moon), after which the kṛṣṇapakṣa (dark fortnight) starts. The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—The first of Pakṣas;1 the night of the Pitṛs;2 the ocean rises and falls in.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 23. 14; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 114; 83. 80.
  • 2) Ib. 52. 59; 57. 9.
  • 3) Ib. 49. 27.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष) refers to the bright half of a month.—A month is divided into a bright half (śukla-pakṣa) when the moon waxes and a dark half (kṛṣṇa/vadya-pakṣa) when the moon wanes. Either half consists of fifteen lunar days (tithi) of which the full moon day (paurṇimā) and the new moon day (amavāsya) are very important.

Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—m (S) The light or bright half of the month; the period of the waxing moon. 2 fig. The innocent or pure side of two sides or parties contending. Esp. used where division or dissension has arisen in a caste respecting some fornicator or other offender. Opp. to kṛṣṇapakṣa The dark or faulty side. 3 fig. Advancement, augmentation, increase, the bright side.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—m The bright or light half of the month. Fig. Advancement.

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

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Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—the bright half of a month.

Derivable forms: śuklapakṣaḥ (शुक्लपक्षः).

Śuklapakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śukla and pakṣa (पक्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—(m.; = Pali sukkapakkha, Therīg. 358; comm. 244.4 sattānaṃ anavajjakoṭṭhāsa-, so read for text °koṭṭhāsaya-, the blameless part of creatures), the ‘white’ or virtuous party or group, the righteous: °kṣeṇāntike nirvāṇasyety ucyate Divy 38.4, preceded by pūrvavad yāvad, indicating abbreviation, compare line 1 above, but a nom., śuklapakṣo, seems required; Burnouf, Introd. 252 n. 1, cites °pakṣe (which he interprets wrongly); it is said that the virtuous group is near to nirvāṇa; contrasting with kṛṣṇapakṣa (= Pali kaṇha-pakkha, headed by Māra), the ‘black’ or evil party: kṛṣṇapakṣa-parivarjana-śuklapakṣa- kuśalopacaya- LV 431.14; °kṣe, in the alternative case of good (procedure), MSV iii.114.8. Cf. next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śuklapakṣa (शुक्लपक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) The light-half of a month, the fifteen days of the moon’s increase, or from new to full-moon. E. śukla white, pakṣa part or fortnight.

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