Talavara, Talavāra, Tālavāra, Tala-vara: 7 definitions



Talavara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Talvar.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Talavara in Kavya glossary
Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Talavara (तलवर) in Sanskrit (or Talāra in Prakrit) 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

Talavara.—(IE 8-2; EI 20, 28), a title of the nobility or of subordinate rulers in some cases (a Rājasthānīya according to Vinayavijaya's Subodhikā commentary on the Jain Kalpa- sūtra); but the designation of the administrator of a city or of the police officer in charge of a city, according to some sour- ces (Hemacandra explaining Talāra as Nagara-rakṣaka); cf. Talāra, Talārī, etc.; also Mahātalavara. (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXI, p. 78), cf. Talavara mentioned in the list of royal officials. Note: talavara 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

talavāra (तलवार).—& talavārabahādūra See taravāra & taravāra- bahādūra.

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taḷavāra (तळवार).—m (About sōḷāpūra) An officer answering to caughulā elsewhere.

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tālavara (तालवर) [or तालवार, tālavāra].—n m pl ( P Fortunate, affluent.) Treating as opulent or noble; serving with respect or honorable consideration. v kara, ṭhēva, rākha g. of o.

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

talavāra (तलवार).—See taravāra &c.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tālavāra refers to: “palm-time” (?) or is it tāḷa° (gong-turn?) DhA. II, 49 (note: from tala-pratiṣṭhāyāṃ?). (Page 299)

Note: tālavāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words tāla and vāra.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Talavara (तलवर):—[=tala-vara] [from tala] m. = lārakṣa, [Jaina literature]

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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

[«previous next»] — Talavara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Talavāra (तलवार) [Also spelled talvar]:—(nf) a sword, sabre; —[kā dhanī] a heroic swordsman; —[kī āṃca] the flash/fierceness of the sword; —[kī dhāra] most hazardous path; —[ke ghāṭa utāranā] to put to the sword, to put to death; —[ke jora se] through blood and iron, through relentless use of force; —[khīṃca lenā/ghumānā] to unsheath/brandish a sword; —[sūṃtanā] to brandish a sword; —[se makkhī māranā] to break butterfly on wheel.

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