Vasishthagotra, Vasiṣṭhagotra, Vasishtha-gotra: 2 definitions


Vasishthagotra 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 Vasiṣṭhagotra can be transliterated into English as Vasisthagotra or Vasishthagotra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vasishthagotra in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vasiṣṭhagotra (वसिष्ठगोत्र) refers to the “descendants of Vasiṣṭha”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall within lunar month of Māgha, persons noted for filial duty, the descendants of Vasiṣṭha [i.e., vasiṣṭhagotra], men acting up to the Vedic principles, elephant and horses will suffer distress; the people of Vaṅga of Aṅga, and of Benares will be afflicted with miseries; and there will be rain suited to the wants of the ryots”.

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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

Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vasishthagotra in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vasiṣṭha-gotra (वसिष्ठ-गोत्र):—n. Vasistha clan;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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