Shukravara, aka: Śukravāra, Shukra-vara; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shukravara 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 Śukravāra can be transliterated into English as Sukravara or Shukravara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Śukravāra (शुक्रवार) refers to “friday”. The corresponding planet is śukra (venus; literal translation: ‘bright’, ‘clear’, ‘white’, etc.). It is one of the seven days of the week (vāra). The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
Jyotisha book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—m (S Day of Venus.) Friday.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—m Friday.

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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Śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—Friday.

Derivable forms: śukravāraḥ (शुक्रवारः).

Śukravāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śukra and vāra (वार). See also (synonyms): śukravāsara.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—m.

(-raḥ) Friday. E. śukra Sukra, the regent of Venus, or the planet, vāra a day.

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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Somavara
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