Kalatraya, aka: Kālatraya, Kala-traya; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kalatraya 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Kālatraya (कालत्रय, “three times”) refers to a statement (within a sentence) which is related “to the past, present or future time”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Kālatraya is a classification of statements, defined according to vācika (verbal representation).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kālatraya (कालत्रय).—n (S) kālatṛtaya n S The three times, the past, present, and future. Ex. sparśa na karī karīṃ kālatrayīṃ ||. kālatrayīṃ nāhīṃ It has never been and it will never be.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kālatraya (कालत्रय).—n The 3 times, the present, past, and future.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kālatraya (कालत्रय).—the three times; the past, the present, and the future; °दर्शी (darśī) K.46.

Derivable forms: kālatrayam (कालत्रयम्).

Kālatraya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and traya (त्रय).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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