Talavana, Tālavana, Tala-vana: 9 definitions


Talavana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Tālavana (तालवन).—An ancient place of Dakṣiṇa Bhārata. This place was conquered by Sahadeva. (Śloka 61, Chapter 31, Sabhā Parva).

2) Tālavana (तालवन).—A garden on the side of the mountain of Latāveṣṭa near Dvāraka. (Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tālavana (तालवन).—A grove of palms near Brindāvana where lived the demon Dhenuka who was killed by Rāma and Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 8. 1-3; 9. 1.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Talavana (तलवन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.48) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tala-vana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Purana book cover
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Tālavana (तालवन)—One of the seven forests on the western bank of the Yamunā.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Nalapana ??.

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taḷavaṇa (तळवण).—f (taḷaṇēṃ) Anything fried, a fry.

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

taḷavaṇa (तळवण).—f Any thing fried, a fry.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tālavana (तालवन).—a grove of trees.

Derivable forms: tālavanam (तालवनम्).

Tālavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāla and vana (वन).

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

1) Tālavana (तालवन):—[=tāla-vana] [from tāla] n. a grove of palmyra-trees, [Mahābhārata vi, 5441; Harivaṃśa; 3704; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] v (in a hell)

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata ii;1175.]

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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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