Tadaga, Taḍāga, Tāḍāga, Taḍaga: 20 definitions


Tadaga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Taḍāga (तडाग) is a Sanskrit word referring to an “artificial water-reservoir, which is larger than 1,000 square yards”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.203)

Taḍāga (तडाग) refers to “large water-reservoirs”. These should be built by the King on boundary-links between two villages. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.248)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Tāḍāga (ताडाग) refers to “fishes found in lakes”, according to the Dhanvantari-nighaṇṭu. It is also known as tāḍāgamatsya. In the science of Āyurveda (ancient Indian healthcare), the meat of a fish (matsya) is used and prepared in balanced diets. Tāḍāga fish increases sperm. The Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu is a 10th-century medicinal thesaurus (nighaṇṭu) containing characteristics and synonyms of various herbal plants and minerals.

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Taḍāga (तडाग) refers to “(water from) ponds”, as mentioned in verse 5.13-14 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] as concerns (water from) wells, ponds [viz., taḍāga], etc., one should know (if it comes) from jungle, swamp, or rock. No water or, in case of incapability, little (is) to be drunk by those suffering from weak digestion and visceral induration (and) by those suffering from jaundice, abdominal swellings, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, dysentery, and cutaneous swellings. Except in autumn and summer, even a healthy man shall drink only little”.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Tāḍāga (ताडाग):—Tank / pond water water which comes from higher levels and blocked by artificial means. Some peoples call Pushkarni’s as Tadaga. Sweet in taste and easy to digest.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Taḍāga (तडाग) refers to “ponds” or “reservoirs”, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.2.13 (“The Greatness of Kapoteśa and Bilveśvara”).—Accordingly: as Jaimini said to the Sages: “[...] [Dhūrjaṭi (Śiva)] went to the holy spot Kuśasthalī. He performed a very severe penance near Nīla mountain. [...] By the power of his penance that holy spot became one comparable to Vṛndāvana, the forest near Gokula. Its interior was rendered splendid by lakes, ponds, reservoirs [i.e., saras-taḍāga-sarasī] and rivers. It was full of different kinds of trees and creepers (laden) with fruits and flowers of all seasons. It was resonant with the humming sounds of bees inebriated with honey. It was full of different kinds of flocks of birds. It was a comfortable place of resort for all creatures. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Taḍāga (तडाग) refers to a “tank” (suitable for performing offering ceremonies), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “At the time of drought one should prepare a maṇḍala with clay and cow dung measuring three hastas on a mountain, in a forest, at a monastery, a spring, a pool, a tank (taḍāga), a well, a lake, or the residence of the Nāgas. One should dig a hole measuring a hasta in the middle of the maṇḍalaka. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Taḍāga (तडाग) refers to a “pond”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “Now, [the Blessed One] has taught [holy sites] such as the pīlava and upapīlava in sequence. [...] The pīlava [sites] are recited to be the border of a village, Kuṅkara (for Koṅkana), Karmāra-pāṭaka (or a district of [many] artisans), and the village where many Yoginīs reside. [Every site is] powerful. (12) Likewise, in this [system], the upapīlava [sites] are an ancestor forest, a side of a house, a pond (taḍāga), and a lotus pool. Girls who are in these places are of [the nature of] the innate, born in their own birthplaces. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taḍāga (तडाग) [or क, ka].—m S A tank, a pond, a lake: also a small pool.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

taḍāga (तडाग) [-ka, -क].—m A tank, a pond.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Taḍaga (तडग).—See तडाग (taḍāga).

Derivable forms: taḍagaḥ (तडगः).

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Taḍāga (तडाग).—

1) A pond, deep pool, tank; स्फुटकमलोदरखेलितखञ्जनयुगमिव शरदि तडागम् (sphuṭakamalodarakhelitakhañjanayugamiva śaradi taḍāgam) Gītagovinda 11; Manusmṛti 4.23; Y.3. 237.

2) A tank.

3) A trap for catching deer.

Derivable forms: taḍāgaḥ (तडागः), taḍāgam (तडागम्).

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Tāḍāga (ताडाग).—a. (- f.) Being in or coming from tanks.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Taḍaga (तडग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A pond, a tank: see taḍāga.

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Taḍāga (तडाग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. A pond, a pool, deep enough for the growth of the lotus, &c. See the preceding. 2. A trap for catching deer. E. taḍ to beat, affix āga, deriv. irr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Taḍāga (तडाग).—m. and n. A pond, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 203.

— Cf. taḍāka.

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Tāḍāga (ताडाग).—i. e. taḍāga + a, adj. Being in ponds, [Suśruta] 1, 170, 11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Taḍāga (तडाग).—[neuter] pond, lake; bhedaka [masculine] the piercer or drainer of a pond.

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Tāḍāga (ताडाग).—[adjective] being in or coming from ponds.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Taḍaga (तडग):—m. = ḍāga, a pond, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Taḍāga (तडाग):—[from taḍāka] n. (m. [gana] ardharcādi) = ḍāka, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra v, 2; Manu-smṛti iv, vii ff.; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a trap, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Tāḍāga (ताडाग):—mfn. (water) being in or coming from ponds (tad), [Suśruta i, 45, 1, 1 and 22.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Taḍaga (तडग):—(gaḥ) 1. m. A pond or pool.

2) Taḍāga (तडाग):—(gaḥ) 1. m. A pond; a trap to catch deer.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Taḍāga (तडाग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Taḍāa, Taḍāga, Talāga, Talāya.

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Tadaga in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Taḍāga (तडाग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Taḍāga.

Taḍāga has the following synonyms: Taḍāa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Taḍaga (ತಡಗ):—[noun] a number of things tied, wrapped or otherwise held together; a bundle.

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Taḍāga (ತಡಾಗ):—[noun] = ತಡಾಕ [tadaka].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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