Shukravara, Śukravāra, Shukra-vara: 7 definitions

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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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

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.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Śukravāra (शुक्रवार) refers to “Friday” and represents the first “day of the week” (vāra).—In accordance with the day of the week, one would utter, for example, śukravāra-vārānvitāyāṃ.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—m Friday.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Śukravāra (शुक्रवार).—m.

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

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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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