Prabhatakala, Prabhātakāla, Prabhata-kala: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prabhatakala in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prabhātakāla (प्रभातकाल) refers to the “(time of) morning”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. [...] While the supreme lord had his sleep and the lord of the mountains was engaged in these duties, the night passed away giving place to dawn. In the morning (prabhātakāla) the enthusiastic people began to play on different kinds of musical instruments. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

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

Prabhātakāla (प्रभातकाल).—the time of day break; वैद्यः पुरोहितो मन्त्री दैवज्ञोऽथ चतुर्थकः । प्रभातकाले द्रष्टव्यो नित्यं स्वश्रियमिच्छता (vaidyaḥ purohito mantrī daivajño'tha caturthakaḥ | prabhātakāle draṣṭavyo nityaṃ svaśriyamicchatā) || Rājavallabha.

Derivable forms: prabhātakālaḥ (प्रभातकालः).

Prabhātakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prabhāta and kāla (काल).

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

Prabhātakāla (प्रभातकाल):—[=prabhāta-kāla] [from prabhāta > pra-bhā] m. time of daybreak, early morning, [Suśruta]

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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»] — Prabhatakala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabhātakāla (ಪ್ರಭಾತಕಾಲ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಭಾತ - [prabhata -] 1.

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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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