Tanva: 2 definitions

Introduction

Tanva 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tanva (तन्व).—(of Svāyambhuva)—rajas, tamas and satva, different in different times; Brāhmi, Pauruṣi and Antakāri; or Prajāpatya, Raudri and Vaiṣṇavi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 86-102.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tanva (तन्व):—m. Name of the author of a Sāman (cf. 2. tānva)

2) (n., ?) a part of the body, [Śulba-sūtra ii, 37.]

3) Tānva (तान्व):—[from tāntava] 1. tānva mf(ā)n. woven, spun, [Ṛg-veda ix, 14, 4 and 78, 1]

4) [v.s. ...] ([from] tanu) one’s own son, [iii, 31, 2].

5) 2. tānva m. [patronymic] [from] tanva (author of [Ṛg-veda x, 93]), 93, 15

6) n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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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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