Talatala, aka: Talātala, Tala-atala, Talatāla, Tala-tala; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Hands of The Seven Lower Worlds.—Talātala: the Patāka hand twisted downwards is applicable.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Talātala (तलातल).—An underworld, being the residence of Asura Maya who won the grace of Śiva and moved about without fear of the Sudarśana;1 residence of Prahlāda.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 1. 26; V. 24. 7 and 28.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 12-14, 25-31.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ṭaḷaṭaḷa (टळटळ) [or टळटळीत, ṭaḷaṭaḷīta].—ad Clearly, conspicuously, brightly, glowingly, lustrously. 2 Particles of emphasis used with words signifying noon. Ex. ṭa0 dōnaprahara or dupāra jhālī It is exactly noon--the fervid flaming noon. Ex. ṭaḷaṭaḷīta dupārāṃ || janmalā rāmarāṇā ||. 3 Sometimes used with madhyarātra Midnight, bearing the power of Exactly or just.

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ṭāḷāṭāḷa (टाळाटाळ).—f or ḷī f (ṭāḷaṇēṃ) A constant or repeated putting off or away; shuffling, beguiling: also averting or preventing.

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talātala (तलातल).—n S The fourth division of the infernal regions. 2 A manner of fighting,--striking the palms in unison against each other's palms.

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taḷataḷa (तळतळ).—f (taḷaṇēṃ) Sweltering or burning state under heat; v kara, hō: also swimming of the head through heat. v . 2 Exasperated state; ebullition of passion; vehement excitement. v . 3 Anxious commotion or agitation; great inquietude (of remorse or regret). 4 Irritating acts; provocation. v .

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tālatāla (तालताल).—ad (tāla S Palmyra.) Loftily, haughtily, saucily, swellingly;--used with verbs such as bōlaṇēṃ, uḍaṇēṃ, jāṇēṃ, in the sense To speak or talk. 2 (Perhaps from tāla Musical measure. Tune upon tune; theme upon theme.) Discursively, desultorily, unconnectedly, wildly. Ex. hā tā0 jātō or gātō; hyācēṃ bōlaṇēṃ or gāṇēṃ tā0 jātēṃ. tā0 uḍaṇēṃ or bōlaṇēṃ To speak evasively or elusively; to run off, to start aside, to fly from subject to subject.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭaḷaṭaḷa (टळटळ) [or ṭaḷaṭaḷīta, or टळटळीत].—ad Clearly, conspicu- ously. a Clear, conspicuous, shining.

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ṭāḷāṭāḷa (टाळाटाळ).—f or ḷī f A constant or repeat- ed putting of or away.

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talātala (तलातल).—n A division of the infernal regions. A manner of fighting.

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taḷataḷa (तळतळ).—v i Provocation. Exasperated state. Sweltering.

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taḷataḷā (तळतळा).—m Vehement excite- ment or passion.

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tālatāla (तालताल).—ad Haughtily, unconnectedly.

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

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Talātala (तलातल).—the fourth of the seven divisions of hell; Bhāg.2.5.41.

Derivable forms: talātalam (तलातलम्).

Talātala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tala and atala (अतल).

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Talatāla (तलताल).—

1) a kind of musical instrument.

2) clapping of the hands.

Derivable forms: talatālaḥ (तलतालः).

Talatāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tala and tāla (ताल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Talātala (तलातल).—n.

(-laṃ) One of the seventh divisions of the infernal regions. E. tala below, reiterated, as downadown.

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