Talavana, aka: Tālavana, Tala-vana; 8 Definition(s)
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
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.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Tālavana (तालवन)—One of the seven forests on the western bank of the Yamunā.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
See Nalapana ??.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
taḷavaṇa (तळवण).—f (taḷaṇēṃ) Anything fried, a fry.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
taḷavaṇa (तळवण).—f Any thing fried, a fry.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Tālavana (तालवन).—a grove of trees.
Derivable forms: tālavanam (तालवनम्).
Tālavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāla and vana (वन).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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