Dakargala, Dakārgala, Daka-argala: 2 definitions


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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Dakargala in Jyotisha glossary
Source: archive.org: The Bṛhat-saṃhitā of Varāha-mihira

Dakārgala (दकार्गल) or Udakārgala refers to the “science of undercurrents” according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā chapter 56.—“We shall now proceed to treat of the science of undercurrents (dakārgala) by which man may get at water and observe the duties of life and be happy. Just in the same way as there are arteries for the circulation of blood in human bodies, there are water courses running in all directions above and below within the Earth.Water that falls from the clouds is of one colour and one flavour; after contact with the Earth, both the colour and the flavour vary with those of the ground through which it flows. This will be found to be the case on actual examination”.

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

Dakārgala (दकार्गल).—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: dakārgalam (दकार्गलम्).

See also (synonyms): dagārgala.

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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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