Yogatara, aka: Yogatārā, Yoga-tara; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Yogatārā (योगतारा).—The “junction-stars” (yogatārā) of the nakṣatras are the prominent stars of the nakṣatras which were used in the study of the conjunction of the planets, especially the Moon, with them.

Source: Wikisource: The Laghubhāskarīya of Bhāskara

Yogatārā (योगतारा).—Junction-stars, being the prominent stars of the twenty-seven nakṣatras used by the Hindu astronomers for the study of the conjunction of the planets, especially of the Moon with them. Note: Yoga-tārā 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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Yogatārā (योगतारा).—the chief star in a Nakṣatra or constellation.

Yogatārā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and tārā (तारा). See also (synonyms): yogatārakā.

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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