Tandula, aka: Taṇḍula; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Taṇḍula (तण्डुल):—Another name for Raktaśāli, which is possibly identified with Śāli (Oroxylum indicum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara). It is described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Taṇḍula (तण्डुल, ‘grain,’ especially ‘ rice grain,’) is mentioned very often in the Atharvaveda and later, but not in the Ṛgveda. This accords with the fact that rice cultivation seems hardly known in the Ṛgveda. Husked (karṇa) and unhusked (akarṇa) rice is referred to in the Taittirīya-saṃhitā.

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Taṇḍula (तण्डुल)—One of the field-crops mentioned in the Jātakas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

India history and geogprahy

Taṇḍula.—unit of measurement; half of a dhānya-māṣa (JNSI, Vol. XVI, p. 48). Note: taṇḍula is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Taṇḍula.—(1/2) of a dhānya-māṣa. Note: taṇḍula is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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taṇḍula : (nt.) rice-grain.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Taṇḍula, (*Sk. taṇḍula: dialectical) rice-grain, rice husked & ready for boiling; freq. combd with tila (q. v.) in mentioning of offerings, presentations, etc. : loṇaṃ telaṃ taṇḍulaṃ khādaniyaṃ sakaṭesu āropetvā Vin. I, 220, 238, 243, 249; talitaṇḍulâdayo J. III, 53; PvA. 105.—Vin. I, 244; A. I, 130; J. I, 255; III, 55, 425 (taṇḍulāni metri causa); VI, 365 (mūla° coarse r. , majjhima° medium r. , kaṇikā the finest grain); Sn. 295; Pug. 32; DhA. I, 395 (sāli-taṇḍula husked rice); DA. I, 93. Cp. ut°.

—ammaṇa a measure (handful?) of rice J. II, 436. —dona a rice-vat or rice-bowl DhA. IV, 15; —pāladvārā “doors (i.e. house) of the rice-guard” Npl. M. II, 185; —muṭṭhi a handful of rice PvA. 131; —homa an oblation of rice D. I, 9. (Page 294)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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taṇḍula (तंडुल).—m Rice cleaned from the husk.

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tandūla (तंदूल).—m S Rice cleaned from its husk.

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tāndūḷa (तांदूळ).—m (taṇḍula S) Rice cleaned from the husk: also cleaned grains of harīka, rāḷā, sāvā, kāṅga, varī, baraṭī &c. As the word is used gen. in pl, it, in this number, better signifies a grain of rice &c. 2 Rice parched and afterwards boiled. A dish for fast-days. 3 A common term for the golden beads (shaped like grains of rice) of a necklace of females.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taṇḍula (तंडुल).—m Rice cleaned from the husk.

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tandula (तंदुल).—m Rice cleaned from its husk.

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tāndūḷa (तांदूळ).—m Rice cleaned from the husk.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Taṇḍula (तण्डुल).—[taṇḍ ulac] Grain after threshing, unhusking and winnowing; (especially rice); शस्य, धान्य, तण्डुल (śasya, dhānya, taṇḍula) and अन्न (anna) are thus distinguished from one another --शस्यं क्षेत्रगतं प्रोक्तं सतुषं धान्यमुच्यते । निस्तुषस्तण्डुलः प्रोक्तः स्विन्नमन्नमुदा- हृतम् (śasyaṃ kṣetragataṃ proktaṃ satuṣaṃ dhānyamucyate | nistuṣastaṇḍulaḥ proktaḥ svinnamannamudā- hṛtam) ||).

Derivable forms: taṇḍulaḥ (तण्डुलः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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