Sandhyakala, Sandhyākāla, Samdhyakala: 6 definitions


Sandhyakala 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Sandhyākāla (सन्ध्याकाल) refers to the “evening”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Samvarta Ketu is a comet which appears in the west in the evening [i.e., sandhyākāla] with a tail of the colour of smoke and copper, extending to a third of the sky and resembling the sharp end of a dagger; it is fearful to look at. Princes will suffer in wars for as many years as the number of hours for which it continues to be visible. Those persons will also suffer in the star of whose nativity the comet appears”.

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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»] — Sandhyakala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sandhyākāla (संध्याकाल).—m (S) The period of evening twilight.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sandhyākāla (संध्याकाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m The period of evening twilight.

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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»] — Sandhyakala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sandhyākāla (सन्ध्याकाल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. Twilight. 2. The intervals of a Yuga. E. sandhyā, kāla time.

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

Sandhyākāla (सन्ध्याकाल):—[sandhyā-kāla] (laṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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

Saṃdhyākāla (ಸಂಧ್ಯಾಕಾಲ):—

1) [noun] the period of the day around sunset but before complete darkness of the night; evening.

2) [noun] the moment of the sunrise or sunset.

3) [noun] a period of time when a major transformation involving a lot of changes in day to day life, values in human life, etc. happens on a large scale in a society or in the world as a whole.

4) [noun] the final and complete destruction of the universe.

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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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