Tamovishkambha, aka: Tamoviṣkambha, Tamas-vishkambha; 1 Definition(s)
Tamovishkambha 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 Tamoviṣkambha can be transliterated into English as Tamoviskambha or Tamovishkambha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Tamoviṣkambha (तमोविष्कम्भ).—Diameter of shadow, i.e., diameter of the Earth's shadow cone at the Moon's distance. Note: Tamas-viṣkambha is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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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