Candrakala, aka: Candra-kala, Candrakalā; 6 Definition(s)


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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrakala.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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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.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Natyashastra book cover
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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).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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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.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

candrakalā (चंद्रकला).—f A digit, one sixteenth of the moon's orb

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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Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candrakalā (चन्द्रकला).—f.

(-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: 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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