Taragraha, Tāragraha, Tārāgraha, Tara-graha: 4 definitions

Introduction

Taragraha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tāragraha (तारग्रह).—Above Nakṣatramaṇḍala; below this Budha moves.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 31, 132.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Tārāgraha (ताराग्रह).—Star planets, i.e., the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Note: Tārā-graha is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tārāgraha (ताराग्रह).—one of the 5 lesser planets exclusive of the sun and moon; Bṛ.S.69.1.

Derivable forms: tārāgrahaḥ (ताराग्रहः).

Tārāgraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tārā and graha (ग्रह).

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

Tārāgraha (ताराग्रह):—[=tārā-graha] [from tārā > tāra] m. ‘star-planet’, one of the 5 lesser planets exclusive of the sun and moon, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxix, 1.]

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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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