Tamasika, Tāmasika: 3 definitions
Tamasika 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)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.
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Sanskrit-English 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 .
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tamasikarana.
Ends with: Ashtamasika.
Search found 16 books and stories containing Tamasika, Tāmasika; (plurals include: Tamasikas, Tāmasikas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
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)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 13 - Mahat and Ahaṃkāra < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 16 - The head of Gaṇeśa is chopped off during the battle < [Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 3 - Hymn to Śiva by Viṣṇu and other gods < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 16 - Description of the Creation < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CLV - The Nidanam of diseases resulting from the excess or abuse of wine < [Dhanvantari Samhita]