Talara, Talāra: 2 definitions



Talara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Talāra (तलार) in Prakrit (or Talavara in Sanskrit) refers to a “police officer, high person”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(Williams 1959 p. 363; JOIB XV p. 436).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Talāra.—(IE 8-2; EI 22; LP; BL; HD), administrator of a city or prefect of the city police; same as Talavara, Talārī or Kotwāl. Talavara of early South Indian inscriptions means a Rājasthānīya (a Duke or a viceroy) according to some commentators and the Kotwāl or a city magistrate according to others. A subdivision of high class Khatris of the Punjab is called Tālwār. Cf. Tala-rakṣa or Tal-ārakṣa; also called Ārakṣika and Daṇḍapāśika. See Bhandarkar's List, No. 579; IHQ, 1960, p. 266. Note: talāra 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 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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