Shukracara, aka: Śukracāra, Shukra-cara; 1 Definition(s)

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Shukracara 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 Śukracāra can be transliterated into English as Sukracara or Shukracara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shukrachara.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[Shukracara in Jyotisha glossaries]

Śukracāra (शुक्रचार) refers to the “course of Venus” and is the name of the sixth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 9th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., śukra-cāra), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

(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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