Mahatila, Mahātila, Maha-tila: 1 definition

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Mahatila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Mahātila (महातिल) refers to one of the five varieties of tila (sesamum) according to verse 25.62-63a of the Īśvarasaṃhitā which deals with the classification of the places for building the fire-pits (kuṇḍa). Mudga represents one of the seven village-corns that are fit for food-offerings. Accordingly, “Five kinds are stated as fit to be taken, white (mahā-tila), black, yellow, produced from the forest, and big sesamum”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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