Tamasi, Tāmasī: 3 definitions
Tamasi 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Tāmasī (तामसी).—A Śakti.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 88.
1b) One of the three mātras of Om, the Praṇava.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 20. 2.
1c) A R. of the Ketumālā country.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 17.
1d) (Kālā, Prajākṣayakari);1 possessed by Bhava.2
1e) Also known as Pūtanā; wife of Sadrama.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 12.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Tāmasī (तामसी):—[from tāmasa > tāma] f. night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] sleep, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata vi, 339.]
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.
Tamasi (ತಮಸಿ):—[noun] name of one of the hells.
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1) [noun] a low, mean, degraded person.
2) [noun] a lazy, indolent man.
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Tāmasi (ತಾಮಸಿ):—[noun] the dark part of the day; night.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tamasiga, Tamasika, Tamasikarana, Tamasike, Tamasivritti.
Ends with: Nakkali-jatamasi.
Full-text (+13): Asurya, Kalakhya, Tamomani, Tamasopacara, Trimatra, Tamojyotis, Pramohana, Sadrama, Deshtri, Sambhedya, Vimishra, Vimishrita, Smritirodha, Apacina, Maharatra, Drishya, Cakshus, Tama, Jrambh, Tamasa.
Search found 32 books and stories containing Tamasi, Tāmasī, Tāmasi; (plurals include: Tamasis, Tāmasīs, Tāmasis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.100.8 < [Sukta 100]
Rig Veda 7.104.3 < [Sukta 104]
Rig Veda 10.51.5 < [Sukta 51]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.35 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 17.2 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 18.32 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 12.42-44 < [Section VIII - States of Existence due to the Three Qualities]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.5.23 < [Part 5 - Conjugal Love (mādhurya-rasa)]
Verse 2.1.82 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XCIV - Brahma the origin of all < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter CLVII - The ultimate extinction or nirvana of sindhu < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LVII - Nature of volleity and nolleity < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.66 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.2.179 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]