Tankana, aka: Ṭaṅkaṇā, Ṭaṅkana, Taṅkana; 5 Definition(s)


Tankana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ṭaṅkaṇā (टङ्कणा).—The horses of Ṭankaṇa country.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 16. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Tankana or Tangana refers to “borax”. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ṭaṅkaṇa (टंकण).—n S Brute borax. See ṭāṅkaṇakhāra.

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ṭāṅkaṇa (टांकण) [or टाकण, ṭākaṇa].—m ( H) A horse of a certain short-sized breed.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭaṅkaṇa (टंकण).—n Brute borax. See ṭāṅkaṇakhāra.

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

Ṭaṅkaṇa (टङ्कण) or Ṭaṅkana (टङ्कन).—

1) Borax.

2) Binding, tying. -णः (ṇaḥ) (naḥ) 1 A species of horse.

2) Name of a people.

Derivable forms: ṭaṅkaṇam (टङ्कणम्), ṭaṅkanam (टङ्कनम्).

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Taṅkana (तङ्कन).—Living in distress, miserable living.

Derivable forms: taṅkanam (तङ्कनम्).

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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