Glossary

Rainy season
Type of termDefinition
TermRainy season
Alternative TermsMonsoon, Rainy period, rainy seasons, monsoons, Cāturmāsa, Comāsa, Comāsu, caturmas, comas, caumas, comasu
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The annual four-month rainy period in India, lasting roughly from June / July to October / November. Heavy rain, strong storms and gale-force winds are very common during this period. Mendicants cannot travel around and must stay in one place to avoid breaking their vow of non-violence and because the monsoon makes travelling on foot difficult and dangerous. It is known as cāturmāsa in Sanskrit, comāsa in Hindi and comāsu in Gujarati.

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