Sharatkala, Śaratkāla, Sharad-kala: 11 definitions


Sharatkala 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaratkāla can be transliterated into English as Saratkala or Sharatkala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sharatkala in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल) refers to “autumn”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the outlines of hawking]: “[...] While the king himself, surrrounded by a few distinguished and faithful champions, [...] should start, when one quarter of the day still remains, leaving the autumn (śaratkāla) sun behind him, but he should never proceed too far from his capital. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल) refers to the “autumn season” (associated with certain austerities), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O great sage, when the Asura Tāraka was killed by Skanda, the son of Śiva, his three sons performed austerities. [...] In the autumn (śaratkāla) they controlled their hunger and thirst. All good foodstuffs, steady, wholesome, and viscid, fruits, roots and beverages they distributed among the hungry. They themselves remained like stones. In the early winter they remained on top of the mountain with fortitude, unsupported in any of the four quarters. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sharatkala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śaratkāla (शरत्काल).—m (S) śaradṛtu m (S) The season śarat q. v. supra.

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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»] — Sharatkala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल).—the autumnal season.

Derivable forms: śaratkālaḥ (शरत्कालः).

Śaratkāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śarad and kāla (काल).

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

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल).—n.

(-laṃ) The autumnal season. E. śarad and kāla time.

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

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल).—[masculine] the autumnal season.

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

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल):—[=śarat-kāla] [from śarat > śarad] m. the time or season of aut°, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

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

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल):—[śarat-kāla] (laṃ) 1. n. Autumn.

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Śaratkāla (ಶರತ್ಕಾಲ):—[noun] the period of Āsvayuja and Kārtika, the seventh and eighth months of Hindu lunar calendar.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sharatkala in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Śaratkāla (शरत्काल):—n. autumn time;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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