[Q]jyoti.h'saastra - what is "catarchic"?

Gary Tubb gat4 at columbia.edu
Thu May 16 15:20:46 UTC 1996

"Catarchic" means "connected with (determining the proper time for)
beginning an action."  "Catarchic Astrology" (referring to what in
Sanskrit is called "muhuurta") is the title and topic of Chapter 6 in
David Pingree's _Jyotihsastra: Astral and Mathematical Literature_,
which is Volume 6, Fascicle 4 in Gonda's _History of Indian Literature_
(Wiesbaden 1981).

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