Tanvangi, Tanvaṅgī, Tanvangin, Tanu-angin, Tanvaṅgin, Tanu-angi: 7 definitions


Tanvangi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tanvaṅgī (तन्वङ्गी) refers to a “slender (beautiful) woman”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Vyāsa said to Bhagavat: “I heard the voice of Umā before in this Liṅga. She reposes in my heart and (so) today I have come to take refuge (in her). If that slender (beautiful) woman [i.e., tanvaṅgī] were not to exist then what purpose (could there be) in life?”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tanvaṅgī (तन्वङ्गी) refers to a “slender-limbed lady”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma (in the guise of a king) said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O beautiful woman, you are Lakṣmī herself; you are charming, you are worthy of a king; you are in the very prime of youth; you will be ever young; you are a lovely sweet lady. I am telling you the truth, O slender-limbed lady (tanvaṅgī). You lack lustre and colour in the presence of the sage Pippalāda who is old and weak. Cast off that ruthless old Brahmin always engaged in penances. Look up to me a great king, heroic in sexual dalliance and agitated by Kāma. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tanvaṅgī (तन्वंगी).—f S (tanu & aṅga) A slender, delicate, and well-formed woman.

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

tanvaṅgī (तन्वंगी).—f A slender and well-formed woman.

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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 dictionary

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

Tanvaṅgī (तन्वङ्गी):—[=tanv-aṅgī] [from tanv-aṅga > tanv > tan] f. a delicate-limbed woman, [Mahābhārata; Śukasaptati]

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tanvangi in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) tenuous, slim; delicate, of delicate frame; slender..—tanvangi (तन्वंगी) is alternatively transliterated as Tanvaṃgī.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tanvaṃgi (ತನ್ವಂಗಿ):—[noun] a woman with slender, graceful body.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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