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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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”.

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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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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).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāmasika (तामसिक).—a. (- f.) [तमसा निर्वृत्तं ठञ् (tamasā nirvṛttaṃ ṭhañ)]

1) Dark.

2) Belonging to, derived from, or connected with तमस् (tamas).

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

Tāmasika (तामसिक).—mfn.

(-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]

Tamasika in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tamasika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tāmasika (तामसिक) [Also spelled tamsik]:—(a) pertaining to, related with or inspired by [tamoguṇa] (see).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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