Uttarabhadrapada, aka: Uttara-bhadrapada, Uttarabhādrapadā; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Uttarabhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा):—Name for a particular section of the ecliptic. It is also known as Uttarabhādrapadā-nakṣatra. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Uttarabhādrapadā means “the second of the blessed feet” and is associated with the deity known as Ahirbudhnya (Water dragon). The presiding Lord of this lunar house is Śani (Saturn).

Indian zodiac: |3°20'| – |16°40' Mīna|
Mīna (मीन, “fish”) corresponds with Pisces.

Western zodiac: |29°20' Pisces| – |12°40' Aries|
Pisces corresponds with Mīna (मीन, “fish”) and Aries corresponds with Meṣa (मेष, “ram”).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Uttarabhadrapadā (उत्तरभद्रपदा) refers to one of the twenty-seven constellations (nakṣatra) according to according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Uttarabhadrapadā is the Sanskrit equivalent of Chinese Pi, Tibetan Khrums-smad and modern Pegsi (Andromedae).

Uttarabhadrapadā is classified in the second group: “The moon revolves around the earth in 28 days. If the moon enters one of the six following constellations (eg., Uttarabhadrapadā), then at that moment the earth trembles as if it would collapse and this trembling extends as far as the Nāgas. Then there is no more rain, the rivers dry up, the year is bad for grain, the emperor (T’ien tseu) is cruel and the great ministers are unjust”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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uttarābhādrapadā (उत्तराभाद्रपदा).—f (S) The twenty-sixth lunar mansion.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Uttarabhādrapada (उत्तरभाद्रपद) or Uttarabhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा).—

1) the 26 th lunar mansion consisting of two stars (figured by a couch).

2) Name of a plant (Mar. kaḍuniṃba).

Uttarabhādrapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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