Mahakalaphala, Mahākālaphala, Mahakala-phala: 1 definition



Mahakalaphala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Mahākālaphala (महाकालफल) refers to a “red fruit with black seeds”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.29.—Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita gives kiṃpāka as an equivalent. Nārāyaṇa refers to a custom of hanging this fruit on the door of a house to ward off evil spirits.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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