Lagnakala, Lagnakaḷā, Lagnakalā, Lagnakāla, Lagna-kala: 9 definitions



Lagnakala 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.

The Sanskrit term Lagnakaḷā can be transliterated into English as Lagnakala or Lagnakalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Lagnakala in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Lagnakāla (लग्नकाल) (Cf. Iṣṭakāla) refers to the “desired auspicious moment of time”, according to Govinda Daivajña’s Pīyūṣadhārā (verse p.424), a commentary on Rāma Daivajña’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi (AD 1600).—Accordingly, “How is that desired auspicious moment of time [i.e., iṣṭakāla] to be determined: in reply to this question, Kaśyapa spoke thus: In this manner, after considering all the good points, and having chosen, with effort, the auspicious moment (lagna) according to the method taught by the Siddhāntas, the time of that auspicious moment [i.e., lagnakāla] should be calculated (prasādhayet). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lagnakala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lagnakaḷā (लग्नकळा).—f The lustre or glow seen or fancied on the countenance of the bride during the marriage-ceremony.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Lagnakāla (लग्नकाल).—auspicious time, the time fixed upon (by astrologers &c.) as auspicious for the performance of any work (marriage &c.).

Derivable forms: lagnakālaḥ (लग्नकालः).

Lagnakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lagna and kāla (काल). See also (synonyms): lagnamuhūrta, lagnavelā, lagnasamaya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lagnakāla (लग्नकाल).—m.

(-laḥ) The time fixed upon by astrologers as favourable for any undertaking.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lagnakāla (लग्नकाल).—[masculine] dina [neuter], divasa [masculine] auspicious time or day.

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

Lagnakāla (लग्नकाल):—[=lagna-kāla] [from lagna > lag] m. the time or moment pointed out by astrologers as auspicious, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lagnakala 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lagnakala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lagnakāla (ಲಗ್ನಕಾಲ):—[noun] a point or duration of time fixed or considered as auspicious, for performing or commencing something.

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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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