kāla काल

Definition: m. time (as destroying all things), death, time of death (often personified and represented with the attributes of yama-, regent of the dead, or even identified with him: hence kālam-i-or kālaṃ-kṛ-,"to die" etc.; kāla-in this sense is frequently connected with antaka-, mṛtyu- exempli gratia, 'for example' abhy-adhāvata prajāḥ kāla ivāntakaḥ-,"he attacked the people like Time the destroyer" ; see kālāntaka-; kāla-personified is also a devarṣi- in indra-'s court, and a son of dhruva- )


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: MBh., R. iii , 7 , 9, MBh. i , 2585, Hariv., VP.
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