Suryanakshatra, aka: Sūryanakṣatra, Surya-nakshatra; 2 Definition(s)
Suryanakshatra 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 Sūryanakṣatra can be transliterated into English as Suryanaksatra or Suryanakshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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sūryanakṣatra (सूर्यनक्षत्र).—n (S) The sun-asterism,--that nakshatra in which the sun is (at the time particularized).(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Sūryanakṣatra (सूर्यनक्षत्र).—that constellation (out of the 27) in which the sun happens to be.
Derivable forms: sūryanakṣatram (सूर्यनक्षत्रम्).
Sūryanakṣatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and nakṣatra (नक्षत्र).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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