Tagara, aka: Ṭagara; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

Tagara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Tagara (तगर) is a Sanskrit word referring to “valerian”, a herb from the Valerianaceae family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known by the names Tagaraka and Nata. The official botanical name of the plant is Valeriana jatamansi, which is a sub-species of Valeriana wallichii (or, Valeriana jatamansi), and is commonly known in English as “Indian Valerian” or “Tagar-ganthoda”. It is native to India. Nepal and China It is also known by the synonym Sanskrit names tagaraka and nata. As a traditional medicine, it is used in various recipes and used against sleep problems, obesity and other issues.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Tagara denotes the shrub Tabernaemontana coronaria, which belongs to the same family with the oleander and grows freely in this part of the country, and the flowers of which are used in the worship of idols.

Source: archive.org: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency (ayurveda)
Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A city in the time of Dhammadassi Buddha; it was the capital of King Sanjaya. BuA.p.183.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Tagara (तगर) is a highly-scented tree known as Tabernaemontana coronaria. Also see the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Tagara or Tagarapura may be Kolhāpur, or, rather, Karavīra, which, now only a small village on the north side of Kolhāpur, has furnished the foundation for both the customary vernacular name for the State, viz. the Karavīra Ilākhā, and the title of the local Purāṇa, viz. the Karavīra-māhātmya, and must, therefore, have been the original settlement. There is a connection in meaning between the names of Tagara and Karavīra: the word tagara denotes the shrub Tabernaemontana coronaria, which belongs to the same family with the oleander and grows freely in this part of the country, and the flowers of which are used in the worship of idols; and karavīra denotes the Nerium odorum, the fragrant oleander, also growing freely in this part of the country, of which, similarly, the flowers are used in the worship of idols.

Source: archive.org: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency

1) Tagara (तगर).—The Śilāhāras originally hailed from Tagara. This place was a famous emporium in ancient times. Though its modern representative Ter is now included in Mahārāṣṭra, it was originally situated in the Kannaḍa territory.

2a) Tagara is the name of a village mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Arikesarin”.—Accordingly, “Now, while the Mahāmaṇḍaleśvara, the illustrious king Arikesarideva,—who, by his religious merit, has obtained the five mahāśabdas and who is adorned with all royal titles such as ‘the lord of the city of Tagara’”.

2b) Tagara is also mentioned in the “Bassein stone inscription of Mallikārjuna”. Tagara has already been identified with Ter in the Osmanabad District.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Tagara in Pali glossary... « previous · [T] · next »

tagara : (nt.) fragrant shrub.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Tagara, (nt.) the shrub Tabernaemontana coronaria, and a fragrant powder or perfume obtained from it, incense Vin. I, 203; It. 68 (=Udānavarga p. 112, No. 8); Dh. 54, 55, 56 (candana+); J. IV, 286; VI, 100 (the shrub) 173 (id.); Miln. 338; Dāvs. V, 50; DhA. I, 422 (tagara-mallikā two kinds of gandhā). (Page 292)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

tagara (तगर).—f A flowering shrub, Tabernæ montana coronaria. 2 n C The flower of it. 3 m P A ram.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tagara (तगर).—f A flowering shrub. n The flower of it. A ram.

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

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.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṭagara (टगर).—a. Squint-eyed.

-raḥ 1 Borax.

2) Wanton play or sport.

3) Confusion.

4) An object of sense.

--- OR ---

Tagara (तगर).—A kind of plant; Mb.13.14.87.

-ram, tagarakam A kind of perfume (Tabernaemontana coronaria) and a fragrant powder prepared from it; Nm.

Derivable forms: tagaraḥ (तगरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of tagara in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 33 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Tagarapura
Tagarapura or simply Tagara probably refers to Kolhāpur, the ancient Kollāpura, the chief town ...
Lokhandi Tagara
lōkhaṇḍī tagara (लोखंडी तगर).—f A variety of the flower tagara.
Karavira
Karavīra probably corresponds to Tagara or Kolhāpur.—Karavīra, which now only a small village o...
Mallika
1) Mallikā (मल्लिका) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt wi...
Sanjaya
1) Sañjaya (सञ्जय).—Minister of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Birth. Sañjaya, who was equal to a hermit, was bor...
Priyangu
Priyaṅgu (प्रियङ्गु) refers to “panic seed” and represents one of the seven village-corns that ...
Kaccha
Kaccha.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 177), a field bordering on a stream; land near a well (Ep. Ind....
Kutila
Kuṭila.—cf. Siddhamātṛkā. Note: kuṭila is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it c...
Ya
Ya (य).—This letter means "Yāga", "Yātā" (one who goes) or "hero". (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 348).
Biruda
Biruda.—(SII 1), also spelt viruda; ‘a surname’. Note: biruda is defined in the “Indian epigrap...
Bahuta
Bahutā (बहुता).—1) Abundance, plenty, numerousness.2) Majority or plurality.3) (In gram.) The p...
Eladi
Elādi (एलादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified being a cosme...
Kolhapur
Kolhapur was during the Satavahana dynasty (200 BC) an important region where now artificats (m...
Jihma
Jihma (जिह्म).—a. [jahāti saralamārgam; hā-man sanvat ālopaśca Uṇ. 1.138]1) Sloping, athwart, o...
Talisha
Tāliśa (तालिश).—A mountain.Derivable forms: tāliśaḥ (तालिशः).

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: