Pravritkala, Prāvṛṭkāla, Pravrish-kala: 6 definitions


Pravritkala 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.

The Sanskrit term Prāvṛṭkāla can be transliterated into English as Pravrtkala or Pravritkala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Pravritkala in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Prāvṛṭkāla (प्रावृट्काल) refers to the season Varṣā (August, September), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If in Śiśira (February, March) the sun be of copper colour or red black, if, in Vasanta (April, May), blue crimson, if, in Grīṣma (June, July), slightly white and of gold color, if, in Varṣā (August, September), white, if, in Śarada (October, November), of the colour of the centre of the lotus, if, in Hemanta (December, January), of blood color [i.e., rudhira], mankind will be happy. If, in Varṣā (August, September) [i.e., prāvṛṭkāla], the rays of the sun be soft, mankind will be happy even though the sun should be of any of the colors mentioned above”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prāvṛṭkāla (प्रावृट्काल).—The rainy season.

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

Prāvṛṭkāla (प्रावृट्काल).—[masculine] the rainy season.

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

Prāvṛṭkāla (प्रावृट्काल):—[=prāvṛṭ-kāla] [from prāvṛṭ > prā-vṛṣ] m. the rainy season, [Varāha-mihira; Pañcatantra]

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Prāvṛṭkāla (ಪ್ರಾವೃಟ್ಕಾಲ):—[noun] the rainy season.

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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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