Tamarasa, Tāmarasā, Tāmarasa: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tāmarasā (तामरसा).—One of Atri's wives.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 76.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Tāmarasa (तामरस) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Tāmarasa corresponds to Kamalavilāsinī. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

2) Tāmarasa (तामरस) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Tāmarasa) in 20 verses.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāmarasa (तामरस).—[tāmare jale sasti sas ḍa Tv.]

1) The red lotus; पङ्कात्तामरसम् (paṅkāttāmarasam) Pt.1.94; R.6.37;9.12,37; लीलातामरसाहतोऽन्य- वनितानिःशङ्कदष्टाधरः (līlātāmarasāhato'nya- vanitāniḥśaṅkadaṣṭādharaḥ) Amaru.72,88.

2) Gold.

3) Copper.

-sī A lotus-pond.

Derivable forms: tāmarasam (तामरसम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāmarasa (तामरस).—n.

(-saṃ) 1. A lotus, (Nymphæa nelumbo.) 2. Copper. 3. Gold. 4. A species of the Jagati metre. E. tāmara water, sam to abide, and ḍa affix; or tāma desire, and rasa here implying object. tāmare jale sali sasa-ḍa .

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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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