Vriddhayavanajataka, Vṛddhayavanajātaka: 3 definitions
Vriddhayavanajataka 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 Vṛddhayavanajātaka can be transliterated into English as Vrddhayavanajataka or Vriddhayavanajataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Vṛddhayavanajātaka (वृद्धयवनजातक) (lit. “Greater Greek Genethlialogy”, about A.D. 300-325) by Mīnarāja describes the planets in the order of the week-days, together with Rāhu, without mentioning Ketu. Varāhamihira (mid-sixth century) does not identify Ketu as the tail of Rāhu but as comets. According to him some people counts 101 Ketus while others say it is 1000.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Vṛddhayavanajātaka (वृद्धयवनजातक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Yavanācārya. B. 4, 196. Np. Ix, 48. Bp. 273. See Yavanajātaka.
2) Vṛddhayavanajātaka (वृद्धयवनजातक):—This agrees with the Mīnarājajātaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛddhayavanajātaka (वृद्धयवनजातक):—[=vṛddha-yavana-jātaka] [from vṛddha-yavana > vṛddha > vṛdh] n. Name of [work]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vriddhayavana, Jataka.
Full-text: Yavanacarya, Minarajajataka, Yavaneshvara, Minaraja, Yavanajataka, Garga, Yavana.
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