Varshakala, Varṣakāla, Varsha-kala, Varṣākāla: 7 definitions
Varshakala 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.
The Sanskrit terms Varṣakāla and Varṣākāla can be transliterated into English as Varsakala or Varshakala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Varṣakāla (वर्षकाल) refers to Varṣā (August, September), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the solar disc should be crossed by the rainbow the princes of the land will be at war with one another. If in winter the disc be clear there will be immediate rain. If in Varṣā [i.e., varṣakāla] the colour of the sun be that of the flower Śirīṣa there will be immediate rain; if the colour be that of the peacock’s plume there will be no rain for twelve years to come”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Varṣakāla (वर्षकाल).—the rainy season.
Derivable forms: varṣakālaḥ (वर्षकालः).
Varṣakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣa and kāla (काल).
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Varṣākāla (वर्षाकाल).—the rains, the rainy season; so वर्षासमयः (varṣāsamayaḥ)
Derivable forms: varṣākālaḥ (वर्षाकालः).
Varṣākāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣā and kāla (काल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laṃ) The rainy season. E. varṣā and kāla time.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣākāla (वर्षाकाल).—[masculine] the rainy season.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣākāla (वर्षाकाल):—[=varṣā-kāla] [from varṣā > varṣa] m. the rainy season, [Rāmāyaṇa; Vāsavadattā; Hitopadeśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣākāla (वर्षाकाल):—[varṣā-kāla] (laḥ) 1. m. Rainy season.
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.
Varṣakāla (ವರ್ಷಕಾಲ):—[noun] the rainy season of the year.
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Varṣākāla (ವರ್ಷಾಕಾಲ):—[noun] the rainy season of the year.
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1) [noun] the duration of a year.
2) [noun] duration of several continuous years.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Varsha, Kala.
Full-text: Varshakalika, Varshasamaya, Varshakalina, Varsha.
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Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 8.9 - Characteristics of Varṣā-kāla (rainy season) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 7.7 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Birds < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 8.10 - Characteristics of Śarad-kāla (autumn season) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Kalidasa: His Concept of Beauty in Nature < [July 1968]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)