Kalaratri, Kālarātri, Kālarātrī, Kalarātri, Kala-ratri: 24 definitions

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[«previous next»] — Kalaratri in Sanskrit glossary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kālarātri (कालरात्रि):—und rātrī (2. kāla + rā) f.

1) die Nacht der Alles zerstörenden Zeit, die grauenvolle Nacht am Ende der Welt; häufig person. und mit Durgā identificirt [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 48.] kālarātriṃ hi tāṃ viddhi sarvalaṅkānivāsinām [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 47, 26.] kālarātrīva bhūtānāṃ sarveṣāṃ duratikramā [6, 19, 18. 2, 42, 32.] [Mahābhārata 13, 1401. 4454.] [Harivaṃśa 2846.] [Suśruta 1, 285, 4.] saṃdhyā rātriḥ prabhā nidrā kālarātristvameva ca (Durgā) [Harivaṃśa 3269. 9425.] kālarātrikalpā vidyā nāma rākṣasī [Prabodhacandrodaja 11, 2.] Als eine der Śakti der Durgā: sā durgā śaktibhiḥ sārdhaṃ kāśīṃ rakṣati sarvataḥ . tāḥ prayatnena saṃpūjyāḥ kālarātrimukhā naraiḥ .. [KĀŚĪKHAṆḌA im Śabdakalpadruma] Die Schreckensnacht für das einzelne Individuum (vgl. u. 2. kāla [3.]), die 7te Nacht im 7ten Monat des 77sten Lebensjahres (vgl. bhīmarathī) [Hārāvalī 221.] Nach [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] auch eine schwarze (1. kāla) Nacht.

2) Nomen proprium einer zauberkundigen Brahmanin [Kathāsaritsāgara 20, 104.]

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Kālarātri (कालरात्रि):—

1) [Kathāsaritsāgara 109,70. 89. fgg. 110,49.] [Oxforder Handschriften 110,b, No. 174.] rātricaṇḍikā [100,a,13.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kālarātri (कालरात्रि):—und trī f.

1) die Schreckensnacht am Ende der Welt. Häufig personificirt und mit Durgā identifcirt oder als eine ihrer Śakti betrachtet. caṇḍikā. —

2) die Schreckensnacht eines Individuums , der bevorstehende Todestag [Pañcadaṇḍacchattrabandha] —

3) *die 7te Nacht im 7ten Monat des 77ten Lebensjahres.

4) Nomen proprium einer zauberkundigen Brahmanin.

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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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