Utvrittashanku, aka: Utvṛttaśaṅku, Utvritta-shanku; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Utvṛttaśaṅku can be transliterated into English as Utvrttasanku or Utvrittashanku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[Utvrittashanku in Jyotisha glossaries]

Utvṛttaśaṅku (उत्वृत्तशङ्कु).—R cosine of the zenith distance of the Sun as seen from a place on the equatorial horizon. Note: Utvṛtta-śaṅku is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

(Source): Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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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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