Uttarajyotisha, aka: Uttarajyotiṣā, Uttara-jyotisha; 2 Definition(s)

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Uttarajyotisha 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 Uttarajyotiṣā can be transliterated into English as Uttarajyotisa or Uttarajyotisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Uttarajyotisha in Purana glossaries]

Uttarajyotiṣā (उत्तरज्योतिषा).—An ancient city which stood in the western part of Bhārata. It is said in the Mahābhārata that Nakula conquered this city. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 32, Stanza 11).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Uttarajyotisha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Uttarajyotiṣā (उत्तरज्योतिषा).—(m. pl.) the northern Jyotiṣas.

Derivable forms: uttarajyotiṣāḥ (उत्तरज्योतिषाः).

Uttarajyotiṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and jyotiṣā (ज्योतिषा).

(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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