Sharad, aka: Śarad; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śarad can be transliterated into English as Sarad or Sharad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Śarad (शरद्, “autumn”):—One of the six season of the year, comprising the months Aśvin and Kārtika.—This season takes place dusing visarga, when the moon is dominant, and releases nutrient essence to the living being. In these months, Pitta-doṣa is aggrevated. A skilled physician should moniter these conditions during the treatment of a patient.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sharad is the Hindu season corresponding to autumn. The two months known as Isha and Urja (Ashvina and Kartika) constitute what is called the season of Autumn.

Diseases which owe their origin to a deranged state of bile, phlegm and wind, are respectively ameliorated in Hemanta, summer, and autumn by natural causes, [such as the variations of atmospheric or earthly temperature, rainfall, etc.].

Likewise the features, which specifically mark the different seasons of the year are observed to characterise the different parts of a complete day and night, [or in other words] the midnight is marked by those of autumn.

In autumn the sun’s rays assume a mellow golden tint. Masses of white clouds are seen to sail the dark deep blue of heaven. Ponds are decked with the full blown lotus flowers, agitated by the wings of the diving swans The high grounds become dry, while the lowlands still retain their muddy character. The level plains are covered with shrubs and undergrowths, and plants and trees such as, Vána, Saptáhva, Vandhuka, Kasha and Asana, flower in abundance.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume II
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śarad (शरद्).—f. [śṝ-adi Uṇ.1.129]

1) The autumn, autumnal season (comprising the two months āśvina and kārtika); यात्रायै चोदयामास तं शक्तेः प्रथमं शरद् (yātrāyai codayāmāsa taṃ śakteḥ prathamaṃ śarad) R.4.24.

2) A year; त्वं जीव शरदः शतम् (tvaṃ jīva śaradaḥ śatam); शरदामयुतं ययौ (śaradāmayutaṃ yayau) R.1.1; U. 1.15; धारिणीभूतधारिण्योर्भव भर्ता शरच्छतम् (dhāriṇībhūtadhāriṇyorbhava bhartā śaracchatam) M.1.15.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śarad (शरद्).—f. (-rat or rad) 1. The season of autumn or the sultry season; the two months succeeding the rains; according to the Vaidikas, comprising the months Bhadra and Ashwin, and according to the Pauranikas, Ashwin and Kartika, fluctuating thus from August to November. 2. A year. E. śṝ to injure, adi Unadi aff.; also with ṭāp added śaradā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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