Haratala, Haratāḷa, Haratāla: 6 definitions


Haratala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Hartal.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Haratāla (हरताल) refers to Orpiment (whose toxic effects require treatment), and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need (viz., haratāla) of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

The calcification (bhasma) of Haratāla (“orpiment”) is mentioned as an ingredient of metallic drugs for the treatment of Visphoṭaka and Raktapitta in chapter 3.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haratāḷa (हरताळ).—f ī or ē m (haritāla S) Yellow orpiment, a sulphuret of arsenic. ha0 paḍaṇēṃ g. of s. To become exceedingly rare or scarce. ha0 bājārānta pāḍaṇēṃ To shut up their shops and suspend business--the people of a bazar &c., as in consequence of hostile irruption, domestic oppression &c. ha0 lāvaṇēṃ To stigmatize or blame.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

haratāḷa (हरताळ).—f Yellow or piment, a sulphuret of arsenic. haratāḷa paḍaṇēṃ Become exceed- ingly rare. haratāḷa lāvaṇēṃ Stigmatise or blame.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haratala in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Haratāla (हरताल) [Also spelled hartal]:—(nf) yellow orpiment; —[pheranā] to undo, to efface.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haratāḷa (ಹರತಾಳ):—[noun] arsenic trisulfide, As2S3 , having a lemon-yellow colour and a resinous lustre which is used as a pigment; orpiment.

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Haratāḷa (ಹರತಾಳ):—[noun] a concerted stopping of work or withdrawal of workers' services, as to compel the employer to accede to workers' demands or in protest against terms or conditions imposed by the employer; a strike.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haratala in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Haratāla (हरताल):—n. → तिरताल [tiratāla]

2) Haratāla (हरताल):—n. → हडताल [haḍatāla]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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