Tadana, Tāḍana: 10 definitions


Tadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Tāḍana (ताडन) or Tāḍanahasta refers to “punishing” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., tāḍana-hasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Tāḍana (ताडन) refers to “beating (the earth) with darbha” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Tāḍana is mentioned in the Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8) and the Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tāḍana (ताडन).—n (S) pop. tāḍaṇa n Beating or striking: also punishing.

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

tāḍana (ताडन) [-ṇa, -ण].—n Beating; punishing.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāḍana (ताडन).—a. [taḍ bhāve lyuṭ] Beating, whipping, striking.

-nam 1 Beating, whipping, flogging; लालने बहवो दोषा- स्ताडने बहवो गुणाः (lālane bahavo doṣā- stāḍane bahavo guṇāḥ) Chāṇ.12; अवतंसोत्पलताडनानि वा (avataṃsotpalatāḍanāni vā) Ku.4.8; Ś. Til.9.

2) (In astr.) Touching, partial eclipse; Bṛ. S.24.34.

-nā Striking.

-nī A whip.

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Tāḍana (ताडन).—&c. See under तड् (taḍ).

Derivable forms: tāḍanam (ताडनम्).

See also (synonyms): tāḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tāḍanā (ताडना).—f. (Sanskrit °na, nt.), a beating: kaści kuryān na tāḍanāṃ…Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 285.1 (verse); tāḍanās, acc. pl., to be read Lalitavistara 214.3 (verse) with practically all mss. for °nā; all the series of nouns in this line are f.

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

Tāḍana (ताडन).—n.

(-naṃ) Beating, whipping, &c. f. (-nī) A whip. E. taḍ to beat, bhāve lyuṭ affix, fem. affix ṅīṣ .

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

Tāḍana (ताडन).—i. e. taḍ + ana, I. adj., f. , Striking, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 17 Gorr. Ii. n. (The act of) striking, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 151.

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

Tāḍana (ताडन).—[adjective] beating, striking, hurting; [neuter] the act of beating, stroke, blow.

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

1) Tāḍana (ताडन):—[from tāḍa] mfn. beating, striking, hitting, hurting, [Rāmāyaṇa G. i, 30, 17; Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 11, 9]

2) [v.s. ...] n. striking, beating, thumping, whipping, chastising, hammering (of gold etc.), [Yājñavalkya i, 155; Mahābhārata] etc. (often ifc. with the instrument, once [Pañcatantra] with the object)

3) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) touching, partial eclipse, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxiv, 34]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of solemn act (performed with Kuṇḍas, [Śāradā-tilaka v, 3]; or with Mantras, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha])

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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. 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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