Jyotsnakali, Jyotsnākālī: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jyotsnākālī (ज्योत्स्नाकाली).—The second daughter of Candra. In Mahā Bhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 98, Stanza 13, it is mentioned that this daughter was extremely beautiful and that the Sun married her.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Jyotsnākālī (ज्योत्स्नाकाली):—[=jyotsnā-kālī] [from jyotsnā > jyut] f. Name of a daughter of the moon (wife of Varuṇa’s son Puṣkara), [Mahābhārata v, 3534.]

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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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