Tailabhyanga, Tailābhyaṅga, Taila-abhyanga: 6 definitions


Tailabhyanga means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tailabhyanga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tailābhyaṅga (तैलाभ्यङ्ग) or Abhyaṅgasnāna refers to an “oil bath”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] oil bath (tailābhyaṅga) shall be taken on particular days of the week according to convention in the society. If one is accustomed to take oil bath everyday or if one is using scented oil breaking the convention, it is not faulty. Otherwise one should avoid Śrāddha days, days of eclipse (grahaṇa), fast days (upavāsa-dina) and the first day of the lunar fortnight (pratipad) for oil baths. Except on the days of eclipse mustard oil (sarṣapa-taila) can be used on other days”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tail-ābhyaṅga.—(IA 22), cf. abhyaṅga. Note: tail-ābhyaṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tailabhyanga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tailābhyaṅga (तैलाभ्यंग).—m (S) Anointing the body with oil, in-unction.

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

tailābhyaṅga (तैलाभ्यंग).—m Inunction, anointing the body with oil.

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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

[«previous next»] — Tailabhyanga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tailābhyaṅga (तैलाभ्यङ्ग).—anointing the body with oil.

Derivable forms: tailābhyaṅgaḥ (तैलाभ्यङ्गः).

Tailābhyaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms taila and abhyaṅga (अभ्यङ्ग).

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

Tailābhyaṅga (तैलाभ्यङ्ग):—[from taila] m. anointing with oil.

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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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