Tamalaka, Tamālaka: 9 definitions
Tamalaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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)
Tamālaka (तमालक) is the name of a plant which is used in ritualistic worship, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] fragrant root of the plant Uśīra and sandal-paste shall be put in the water for washing feet. Fine powders of Jātī, Kaṃkola, Karpūra, root of Vaṭa and Tamālaka should be put in the water intended for sipping. Sandal powder shall be put in all these nine vessels. Nandīśa, the divine Bull of Śiva shall be worshipped beside the lord Śiva. The latter shall be worshipped with scents, incense and different. [...]”.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
Tamalaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Cinnamomum tamala in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Laurus tamala Buch.-Ham. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Botanica expeditior (1760)
· FBI (1886)
· Handbuch der medicinisch-pharmaceutischen Botanik (1831)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1822)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Tamalaka, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
1) The Tamāla tree.
2) the bark of a bamboo.
Derivable forms: tamālakaḥ (तमालकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) 1. A sort of potherb, (Marsilea dentata, Rox.) 2. The leaf of the Laurus cassia. mn.
(-kaḥ-kaṃ) 1. The bark of a bambu. 2. The Tamala tree: see the preceding. E. kan pleonasm, or implying some resemblance, added to tamāla.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tamālaka (तमालक).—[tamāla + ka], m. and n. = tamāla, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 48.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tamālaka (तमालक):—[from tam] mn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) Xanthochymus pictorius, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 91, 48] (ifc.)
2) [v.s. ...] the bark of a bamboo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] n. the leaf of Laurus Cassia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Marsilea quadrifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Tamālakā (तमालका):—[from tamālaka > tam] f. = tamakā, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tamālaka (तमालक):—[(kaḥ-kaṃ)] 1. n. Idem.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tamalakartika.
Ends with: Bhugolahastamalaka, Hastamalaka, Kottamalaka, Kritamalaka, Kuntamalaka, Naktamalaka, Narttamalaka, Pattamalaka, Prabodhacandrodayahastamalaka.
Full-text: Tamalaki, Tamaka, Sthalapadma, Tamalika, Ushira, Kankola, Karpura, Candana, Jati, Vata.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Tamalaka, Tamālaka, Tamālakā; (plurals include: Tamalakas, Tamālakas, Tamālakās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 24 - The ritual of lord Śiva < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 11 - The mode of worshipping Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - Paraśurāma’s penance (a) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - Soma Gets a Boon < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]