Vipatkala, Vipatkāla, Vipad-kala: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल) refers to the “time of adversity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.10 (“The burning of the Tripuras”).—Accordingly, as Tārakākṣa said to Śiva: “O sage, at the bidding of Śiva, those Asuras were burnt and reduced to ashes by the fire even as they were muttering thus. [...] Those who were not opposed to the Gods were saved by Śiva’s brilliance, those who devoutly sought refuge in lord Śiva at the time of adversity (vipatkāla). Whether Asuras or other beings those whose collective activities were not destructive were saved; others of contrary activities were burnt in fire. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vipatkala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल).—times of need, season of calamity, adversity.

Derivable forms: vipatkālaḥ (विपत्कालः).

Vipatkāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vipad and kāla (काल).

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

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल).—n.

(-laṃ) Time of calamity or misfortune, adversity. E. vipad, and kāla time.

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

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल):—[=vi-pat-kāla] [from vi-pat > vi-pad] m. season of m° or calamity, [Hitopadeśa]

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

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल):—[vipa-tkāla] (laṃ) 1. n. Time of trouble.

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

Vipatkāla (ವಿಪತ್ಕಾಲ):—[noun] a period of distress, peril, jeopardy.

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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»] — Vipatkala in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vipatkāla (विपत्काल):—n. the time of misfortune or calamity;

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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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