Shuklapaksha, aka: Śuklapakṣa, Shukla-paksha, Shukla-Paksha; 4 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[Shuklapaksha in Jyotisha glossaries]

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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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents 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.

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[Shuklapaksha in Purana glossaries]

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Shuklapaksha in Marathi glossaries]

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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