Tamasahamkara, Tāmasāhaṃkāra, Tamasa-ahamkara: 1 definition

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Tamasahamkara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tamasahamkara in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Tāmasāhaṃkāra (तामसाहंकार) or simply Tāmasa is another name for Bhūtādi: one of the three forms of ahaṃkāra, originating from mahat.—[...] The pradhāna covers the mahat just as a seed is covered by the skin. Being so covered there spring from the three fold mahat the threefold ahaṃkāra called vaikārika, taijasa and bhūtādi or tāmasa.

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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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