Definition of kala in English:

kala

noun

Indian
  • 1A skilled craft.

    ‘Lord Rama had mastered sixteen arts; these sixteen kalas are made of thirty-two parts’
    • ‘Its Director, Arja Srikanth, in a release said that the month-long campaign was planned following the success of folk art festivals ‘Samskruthika kala jatara and Girijana kala yatra’ in May last year.’
  • 2A performing art such as singing, dance, or drama.

    • ‘As puberty dawns for a young girl, the ritu kala home-ceremony is performed to acknowledge her first menses.’
    • ‘Kala Krishna Dance was not in his blood neither did he know anything about it.’
    • ‘The Kala dance also showcases the playfulness of Lord Krishna.’

Origin

From Hindi.

Pronunciation:

kala

/kəˈlɑː/