Shulagra, Śūlāgra, Shula-agra: 7 definitions


Shulagra 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 Śūlāgra can be transliterated into English as Sulagra or Shulagra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र) refers to a “dagger’s end” and is used to describe particular type of Ketus (i.e., luminous bodies such as comets and meteors), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Kapāla Ketu is visible on new-moon days; its tail is of the colour of smoke; its course lies through the eastern half of the visible hemisphere; when it appears mankind will suffer from hunger, death, drought and disease. Raudra Ketu is a comet resembling the dagger’s end [i.e., śūlāgra] and is of a dull red colour; it appears in the south-east and travels through a third of the sky and produces the same effects as the Kapāla Ketu”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र).—the point of a pike.

Derivable forms: śūlāgram (शूलाग्रम्).

Śūlāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūla and agra (अग्र).

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

Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र).—n.

(-graṃ) The point of a pike, stake, &c. E. śūla, and agra end.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र).—1. [neuter] the point of a stake.

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Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र).—2. [adjective] pointed like a stake.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र):—[from śūla > śūl] n. the point of a pike or stake, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. pointed like a pike, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śūlāgra (शूलाग्र):—[śūlā+gra] (graṃ) 1. n. Point of a lance.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shulagra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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