Tamoguna, Tamōguṇa, Tamoguṇa, Tamas-guna: 4 definitions
Tamoguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Tamoguṇa (तमोगुण) refers to “material mode of ignorance, or darkness”. (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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tamōguṇa (तमोगुण).—m (S tamas & guṇa) The third of the three qualities incident to the creature,--the property of darkness; whence proceed folly, ignorance, worldly delusion, the blindness of lust, anger, pride &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
tamōguṇa (तमोगुण).—m The 3rd of the 3 qualities inci- dent to the creature, –the property of darkness, whence proceed folly, ignorance &c.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tamoguṇa (तमोगुण).—see तमस् (tamas) above (4).
Derivable forms: tamoguṇaḥ (तमोगुणः).
Tamoguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tamas and guṇa (गुण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) The quality of darkness or ignorance. E. tamas, and guṇa property.
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.
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