Vyatipata, aka: Vyatīpāta, Vyatipāta, Vyati-pata; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vyatīpāta (व्यतीपात).—(of full moon) when the sun and moon look at each other; when they stand equally at one point it is Vyatīpāta day; it is reckoned to be Vaṣaṭkriyākāla;1 a yugādi fit for śrāddha;2 inauspicious for building houses.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 28. 40-44; Vāyu-purāṇa 56. 37-8.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 17. 3; 82. 25.
  • 3) Ib. 83. 7; 141. 35; 253. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Vyatipāta (व्यतिपात).—An astronomical phenomenon when the sum of the (true) longitudes of the Sun and the Moon amounts to half a circle (i.e.., 180° or 6 signs). Note: Vyati-pāta 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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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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India history and geogprahy

Vyatīpāta.—(IA 19), used in relation to eclipses. Note: vyatīpāta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vyatīpāta (व्यतीपात).—m (S) The seventeenth of the astrological yōga. 2 A portent, a prodigy indicating calamity. 3 Applied figuratively to a naughty, troublesome, and mischievous child. pōra vyatīpātāvara jhālā A phrase used revilingly of a mischievous or vexatious boy. (Because on this Yog no Shubhakarya is celebrated or performed.)

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyatīpāta (व्यतीपात).—m The 17th of the astrological yōga. A portent. App. fig. to a mischiev- ous child.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Vyatipāta (व्यतिपात).—= व्यतीपातः (vyatīpātaḥ) q. v.

Derivable forms: vyatipātaḥ (व्यतिपातः).

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Vyatīpāta (व्यतीपात).—

1) Total departure, complete deviation.

2) Any great portentous calamity, or a portent foreboding a great calamity.

3) Disrespect, contempt.

4) The seventeenth of the astronomical Yogas.

5) The day of full-moon (when it falls on a Monday.)

6) A malignant or evil aspect of the sun and moon (considered to be inauspicious for the performance of any action).

Derivable forms: vyatīpātaḥ (व्यतीपातः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyatīpāta (व्यतीपात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Great and portentous calamity, or a portent, indicating or occasioning it and therefore identified with it, as a comet, an earthquake, &c. 2. Disrespect, contempt. 3. The seventeenth of the astrological Yogas. 4. Day of new-moon when it falls on a Sunday, and the moon is in certain mansions, Shravana, &c. E. vi and ati before pat to fall, &c., aff. ghañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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