Trikala, Trikalā, Tri-kala: 18 definitions
Trikala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition
Trikalā (त्रिकला, “three digits”):—The account found in the Devī-Māhātmya where the Goddess is born from the unified energies (tejas) of the gods:—Here too, the divine maiden represents the unified energies (śakti) of the three male divinities. The gods name her Trikalā (‘three digits’,) and ask her to assume three different forms. She thus becomes threefold, assuming a white, red, and black form.
These three forms are correlated the three primary male deities:—
- The bright body with beautiful hips is Brahmī, and creation comes forth from her auspiciously as ordained by Brahmā’s creative role.
- The beautiful, red-colored, middle body is the goddess Vaiṣṇavī, who bears conch and dics. She is known as Kalā. She protects the whole universe and is called Viṣṇumāyā.
- The black-colored body, the goddess Raudrī, bears a trident and has a terrible face. She destroys the univers.
The three colors of this goddess’s different forms are those that are associated with the guṇas of prakṛti.Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Trikāla (त्रिकाल) refers to “(one who knows) the three times”, according to the Kulapañcāśikā, an unpublished text attributed to Matsyendranātha teaching secrecy (quoted by Kṣemarāja in his commentary on the Śivasūtra 3.26).—Accordingly, “Even though they know the three times [i.e., trikāla-jñā] and are capable of attracting the three worlds, they conceal their practice and guard (the teaching) that has come from (their) Kula. Seeing one who does not have manifest outer signs (of his attainment and practice) the rays (of the deity) converge (upon him). O beloved, they are most hidden and so do not approach one who bears outer signs”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Trikalā (त्रिकला) is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Rudra or Maheśvara (Śiva), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 90.
She assumed three forms according to the colors she consisted of:
- From Brahmā’s energy came the white body known as Brāhmī,
- From Viṣṇu’s energy came the red body known as Vaiṣṇavī,
- From Rudra’s energy came the black body known as Raudrī,
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Trikala (त्रिकल) refers to one of the 23 types of dohā metres (a part of mātrā type) described in the 1st chapter of the Vṛttamauktika by Candraśekhara (17th century): author of many metrical compositions and the son of Lakṣmīnātha Bhaṭṭa and Lopāmudrā.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Trikala (त्रिकल) is the name of a deity who received the Kāmikāgama from Praṇava through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The kāmika-āgama, being part of the ten Śivabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.
Trikala obtained the Kāmikāgama from Praṇava who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Trikala in turn, transmitted it to Hara who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Kāmikāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Trikāla (त्रिकाल) [=kālatraya?] refers to the “three times” (i.e., the past, present, and future), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.207]—“[The Yogin] dwells there [in breath]. He should impel all [creation], [and is] situated among all beings. After [he has] meditated upon [haṃsa], he conquers death. The powerful Lord does not create that which is not situated in kāla. For one engaged in meditation, after six months, omniscience arises. The knower of yoga is yoked with kāla. He recognizes three times (kālatraya) [the past, present, and future]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics
Trikāla (त्रिकाल) represents the number 3 (three) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 3—trikāla] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.
Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Trikāla (त्रिकाल) refers to the “three times”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, having praised the Lord with these verses, addressed himself to the Lord: ‘[...] Since the Lord has obtained intrepidities, extinguished contamination, was perfectly awakened to sameness (samatā), is skilled in the knowledge of purification without affliction, and roars the best of lions’ roar to all of the world including the gods. Since the Lord is endowed with the eighteen special qualities of the Buddha, he has the unattached knowledge of the three times (trikāla). Since the Lord has purified his body, speech, and mind, he has neither error (skhalita) nor rough speech (ravita), and sees every concentration (samāpatti) and the knowledge of liberation. [...]’”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Tri-kāla.—(SII 1; SITI), the three parts of the day, viz. morning, noon and evening [when worship is offered in temples]. (IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: tri-kāla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
trikāla (त्रिकाल).—m (S) pop. trikāḷa m The three times--the past, the present, the future: also the three periods of the day--morning, noon, evening. Valuable compounds are formed with trikāla: of such many follow in order. Such as trikāla-pūjā- snāna-naivēdya-sandhyā-bhōktā-bhōjī-snāyī-rakṣaka, and nume- rous others demand no explanation, and are created and abandoned with the occasion. trikāḷīṃ At a late season or hour, i. e. in the time after noon;--with reference to the usual forenoon or noon-meal. Ex. tri0 bhōjana kēlyāmuḷēṃ prakṛti ḍhaḷalī. Also, with accommodation of sense to the cases, trikāḷācā & trikāḷānēṃ.
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trikāla (त्रिकाल).—ad (S) pop. trikāḷa ad At the three parts or divisions of the day--at morning, noon, and evening: also in the three times--in the past, the present, and the future.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
trikāla (त्रिकाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m The 3 periods–the past, the present, the future; the 3 times of the day–morning, noon, evening. ad At the three parts of the day-at morning, noon, and evening; also the three times-in the past, the present, and the future.
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
1) the three times; the past, the present, and the future; or morning, noon and evening.
2) the three tenses (the past, present, and future) of a verb.
-lam ind. three times, thrice; °jña, °darśin a. omniscient (m.)
Derivable forms: trikālam (त्रिकालम्).
Trikāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and kāla (काल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Trikāla (त्रिकाल).—n. 1. past, future, and present time, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 23, 8. 2. morning, noon, and evening, Mahābhārata 13, 6607. Duṣkāla, i. e.
Trikāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and kāla (काल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Trikāla (त्रिकाल).—1. [neuter] the three times (past, present, & future, or morning, moon, & evening).
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Trikāla (त्रिकाल).—2. [adjective] belonging to the three times.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Trikalā (त्रिकला):—[=tri-kalā] [from tri] f. Name of a female deity produced by the union of 3 gods for the destruction of Andhaka, [Varāha-purāṇa xc ff.]
2) Trikāla (त्रिकाल):—[=tri-kāla] [from tri] n. the 3 times or tenses ([perfect tense], pr. [future]), [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v; Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]
3) [v.s. ...] mfn. relating to them, [Sāṃkhyakārikā 33]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a Buddha, [Horace H. Wilson]
5) [=tri-kāla] [from tri] (la-), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] (collectively) the three divisions of the day time morning, afternoon and evening.
2) [noun] (collectively) the past, present and future times.
3) [noun] (collectively) the three tempos in music, that a person can sing or play on an instrument (the second being exactly two times the first and the third two times the second).
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Trikāḷa (ತ್ರಿಕಾಳ):—[noun] = ತ್ರಿಕಾಲ [trikala].
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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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
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Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Heuristic reasoning (yukti) [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 6 - Source of Knowledge (pramāṇa)]
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)