Udakargala, Udaka-argala, Udakārgala: 4 definitions


Udakargala 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: archive.org: The Bṛhat-saṃhitā of Varāha-mihira

Udakārgala (उदकार्गल) or Dakārgala refers to the “science of undercurrents” according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā chapter 56.—“We shall now proceed to treat of the science of undercurrents (dakārgala) by which man may get at water and observe the duties of life and be happy. Just in the same way as there are arteries for the circulation of blood in human bodies, there are water courses running in all directions above and below within the Earth.Water that falls from the clouds is of one colour and one flavour; after contact with the Earth, both the colour and the flavour vary with those of the ground through which it flows. This will be found to be the case on actual examination”.

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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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Sanskrit 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 (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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udakārgaḷa (ಉದಕಾರ್ಗಳ):—[noun] (astrol.) the art of finding the underground water table or its availability.

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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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