Yogatara, Yoga-tara, Yogatārā: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Yogatara 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikisource: The Laghubhāskarīya of Bhāskara

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: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yogatārā (योगतारा).—f.

(-rā) The chief star in a constellation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yogatārā (योगतारा):—[=yoga-tārā] [from yoga] f. ([Sūryasiddhānta; Colebrooke]) the chief star in a Nakṣatra

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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 (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.

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