Dagargala, Dagārgala: 5 definitions


Dagargala 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)

[«previous next»] — Dagargala in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Dagārgala (दगार्गल) refers to the “water-divining” and is the name of the fifty-third chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 54th chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., dagārgala), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

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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

[«previous next»] — Dagargala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dagārgala (दगार्गल).—Examining the ground in searching for water, or rules for ascertaining the places of waters; धर्म्यं यशस्यं च वदाम्यतोऽहं दगार्गलं येन जलोपलब्धिः (dharmyaṃ yaśasyaṃ ca vadāmyato'haṃ dagārgalaṃ yena jalopalabdhiḥ) Bṛ. S.54.

Derivable forms: dagārgalam (दगार्गलम्).

See also (synonyms): dakārgala.

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

1) Dagārgala (दगार्गल):—n. ‘water-key (daga = daka)’, examining the soil in searching for wells or rules for doing so[, Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā liv]

2) (udag), [cvii]

3) Name of liv.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dagargala in German

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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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