Talava, Talāva, Tālava: 9 definitions


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Tālava (तालव) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Tālavī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Tālava] are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

talāva (तलाव).—m ( H) A tank.

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talāvā (तलावा).—m ( H) Leading or walking about (as of a horse): walking about (as for an airing, as of a patrol, a reconnoitring party &c.): also the patrolling or reconnoitring body, a picket, a patrol.

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taḷavā (तळवा).—m (taḷa) The palm (of the hand) or sole (of the foot). Pr. taḷavyāsa lōṇī āṇi nētrāsa thaṇḍī. taḷavyācī āga mastakāsa jāṇēṃ To be filled with fury; to be in a blaze from the sole to the crown.

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taḷāva (तळाव).—m ( H) A tank.

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

talāva (तलाव).—m A tank.

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talāvā (तलावा).—m Walking about; a patrol.

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taḷavā (तळवा).—m The palm (of the hand) or sole (of the foot). taḷavyācī āga mastakāsa jāṇēṃ Be filled with fury.

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taḷāva (तळाव).—m A tank.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Talava (तलव).—A musician (playing with palms on the instrument); Vāj.3.2.

-kāraḥ (pl.) Name of a school of the सामवेद (sāmaveda). °ब्राह्मणम्, °उपनिषद् (brāhmaṇam, °upaniṣad) other names for जैमिनीय ब्राह्मण (jaiminīya brāhmaṇa) and उपनिषद् (upaniṣad).

Derivable forms: talavaḥ (तलवः).

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

Talava (तलव).—[masculine] a musician.

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

Talava (तलव):—m. a musician, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxx, 20.]

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Talava in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Talavā (तलवा) [Also spelled talva]:—(nf) sole of the foot; ~[ve cāṭanā] to fawn upon, to lick the boots of, to indulge in servile flattery; ~[ve cāṭane vālā] king Charles' spaniel; ~[ve sahalānā] to flatter, to blandish, to indulge in servile flattery.

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