Candrakala, Candra-kala, Candrakalā: 12 definitions
Candrakala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Candra-kalā (digit of the moon) : the thumb of the Sūci hand isreleased. Usage: to indicate the crescent moon.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला).—Called also कला (kalā), a wellknown commentary on Nagesa's Laghusabdendusekhara by Bhairavamisra who lived in the latter half of the 18th century and the first half of the nineteenth century.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला) or Candrakalārasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 1, Raktapitta: hemoptysis). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., candrakalā-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
candrakalā (चंद्रकला).—f (S) pop. candrakaḷā f A digit, one sixteenth of the moon's orb. 2 A cloth used for lugaḍēṃ &c. It is black or red. 3 The light of the moon. Ex. kiṃ caṃ0 rājasa || grahaṇakāḷīṃ jhāṅkuḷati ||.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
candrakalā (चंद्रकला).—f A digit, one sixteenth of the moon's orb
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a digit of the moon; राहोश्चन्द्रकलामिवाननचरीं दैवात्समासाद्य मे (rāhoścandrakalāmivānanacarīṃ daivātsamāsādya me) Māl.5.28.
2) the crescent before or after the new moon.
3) A cattle-drum.
4) A kind of fish; L. D. B.
Candrakalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and kalā (कला).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lā) 1. A digit, or one-sixteenth of the moon’s orb; each is personified as a female divinity, and worshipped in some Tantrika ceremonies. 2. A small drum. 3. A fish commonly called Vacha or Bacha, (Pimelodus vacha, Ham.) E. candra the moon, and kalā a digit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka, by Nārāyana Kavi. Rice. 256.
2) Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—nāṭikā, by Viśvanātha. Quoted in Sāhityadarpaṇa p. 52. 177. 178.
3) Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—med. See Śataślokīcandrakalā.
4) Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—Laghuśabdenduśekharaṭīkā by Bhairavamiśra. Candrakalākāraka, by the same. Np. I, 102.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—[=candra-kalā] [from candra > cand] f. a digit or 1/16 of the moon’s disc (each digit is personified as a female divinity, [Tantr.]), the crescent on the day before or after the new moon, [Kathāsaritsāgara i, 39]
2) [v.s. ...] the mark of a finger-nail resembling the crescent before or after new moon
3) [v.s. ...] the fish Pimelodus Vacha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a kind of drum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a drama, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa iii, 96/97]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—[candra-kalā] (lā) 1. f. A digit, 16th of the moon’s orb; a small drum; a fish called Vacha; the moonstone; the moon’s wife.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—(ca + kalā) f.
1) der 16te Theil der Mondscheibe, die Mondsichel am Tage vor oder nach dem Neumonde [Kathāsaritsāgara 1, 39.] —
2) ein best. Fisch (vulg. vācā) [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] —
3) eine Art Trommel (dragaḍavādya) ebend. —
4) Titel eines Dramas [Sāhityadarpana 52, 11.]
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5) die Spur eines Fingernagels in der Gestalt der Mondsichel [Oxforder Handschriften 218,b,16.] — Vgl. śataślokī .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला):—f. —
1) der 16te Theil der Mondscheibe , die Mondsichel am Tage vor oder nach dem Neumonde. —
2) Spur einer Fingernagelwunde in der Gestalt der Mondsichel. —
3) *ein best. Fisch. —
4) *eine Art Trommel. —
5) ein best. Tact [Saṃgitasārasaṃgraha 213.] —
6) Titel eines Schauspiels.
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