Pralayakala, Pralayakāla, Pralaya-kala: 7 definitions
Pralayakala 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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pralayakāla (प्रलयकाल).—m (S) The period or time of the universal destruction which takes place at the close of a kalpa. 2 A term applied to an exceedingly ferocious and formidable man, demon, Rakshas &c.; also to a vixen or termagant.
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praḷayakāḷa (प्रळयकाळ).—Poetical and popular forms of pralaya &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
praḷayakāḷa (प्रळयकाळ).—&c., Poetical and popular forms of pralaya &c.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pralayakāla (प्रलयकाल).—the time of universal destruction.
Derivable forms: pralayakālaḥ (प्रलयकालः).
Pralayakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pralaya and kāla (काल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) The time of universal destruction.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pralayakāla (प्रलयकाल):—[=pra-laya-kāla] [from pra-laya > pra-lī] m. the time of universal dissolution, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) Pralayākala (प्रलयाकल):—[=pra-layākala] [from pra-laya > pra-lī] mfn. (an individual soul) to which mala and karman still adhere (with Śaivas), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Pralayākala (प्रलयाकल):—[(pralaya + a)] adj. bei den Śaiva (eine Einzelseele) an der noch mala und karman haften [SARVADARŚANAS. 85, 12. 86, 12. 16.]
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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