Tamasika, Tāmasika: 10 definitions
Tamasika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Tamsik.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Tāmasika (तामसिक) refers to the internal nature of Viṣṇu and e xternal nature off Rudra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] Viṣṇu is of Sattva attribute, I (Brahmā) am of Rajas attribute and Rudra is of Tamas attribute. This is only in view of the activities in the world. But in fact and in name it is otherwise. Viṣṇu is of Tāmasika nature within but externally Sāttvika; Rudra is of Sāttvika nature within but of Tāmasic nature outside, I am of Rājasic nature throughout”.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Tāmasika (तामसिक) refers to “related to the material mode of ignorance”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tāmasika (तामसिक).—a. (-kī f.) [तमसा निर्वृत्तं ठञ् (tamasā nirvṛttaṃ ṭhañ)]
2) Belonging to, derived from, or connected with तमस् (tamas).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Of belonging to the quality of darkness, derived from it, teaching lessons so characterised, &c. 2. Of or belonging to physical drakness. E. tamas, and ṭhañ aff. tamasā nirvṛttam .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tāmasika (तामसिक):—[from tāmasa > tāma] mfn. relating to the quality tamas (q.v.), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka ii, 7/8.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tāmasika (तामसिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Dark; wicked.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Tāmasika (तामसिक) [Also spelled tamsik]:—(a) pertaining to, related with or inspired by [tamoguṇa] (see).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Tāmasika (ತಾಮಸಿಕ):—[adjective] = ತಾಮಸ [tamasa]1.
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Tāmasika (ತಾಮಸಿಕ):—[noun] = ತಾಮಸ [tamasa]2 – 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10.
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: Tamasikarana.
Ends with: Ashtamasika.
Full-text: Tamsik, Rajasika, Sattvika, Purvalinga, Sattva, Shveta, Daityaloka, Devaloka, Naraloka, Keli, Vindhyaga, Karala, Nistara, Vindhyagavasa, Samsarasagara, Tarana, Bhavanga, Paripalana, Kelidaksha, Manavaugha.
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The Markandeya Purana (Study) (by Chandamita Bhattacharya)
1.5: Divisions of the Purāṇas < [Chapter 1]
7. The Sacred Syllable ‘OM’ < [Chapter 4]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 17.3 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 17.4 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 18.32 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Jainism and Patanjali Yoga (Comparative Study) (by Deepak bagadia)
Part 11 - Conclusion < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Part 8.3 - Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LX - Production of living beings < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter LII - Grandeur of the air-born king < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter XXVII - Past lives of lila < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)