Tarakari, Tārakāri, Taraka-ari: 8 definitions


Tarakari 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.

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Tārakāri (one of the aspects of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Kumāra-tantra). The figure of Tārakāri is required to be sculptured with twelve arms, in the hands of which there should be the aṅkuśa, dhvaja, khaḍga, kaṛaka-hasta, abhaya, pāśa, chakra, musala, śakti, vajra, varada and kheṭaka. The colour of Tārakāri, is described as equal to a crore of Aruṇas shining at the same time. According to the Śrītatvanidhi, Tārakāri should have only one face and three eyes and he should be seated upon an elephant carrying in two of the right hands the khaḍga and the śakti and one of them held in the abhaya pose; one of the left hands should be in the varada pose and the remaining hands should keep the kheṭaka and the akṣamāla.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Murugan: The Iconography of Murugan

As slayer of Tāraka, Muruga is called Tārakāri. In this form he bears the cock, rosary, shield, abhaya mudrā, sword and spear in his six hands He is one-faced and seated on an elephant.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Tārakāri (तारकारि, “Slayer of Tāraka”). As the slayer of the demon Tāraka, Murugan (Subrahmaṇya) is called Tārakāri. Tāraka (or, Tārakāsura) was the younger brother of Surapadman. He had extraordinary powers and strength.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tarakārī (तरकारी).—f ( H) An esculent vegetable gen.

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

tarakārī (तरकारी).—f An esculent vegetable.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tārakāri (तारकारि).—m. an epithet of Kārtikeya; जेयस्तारकसूदनो युधि करक्रीडत्कुठारस्य च (jeyastārakasūdano yudhi karakrīḍatkuṭhārasya ca) P. R.4.16. (For other senses, see under tṝ).

Derivable forms: tārakāriḥ (तारकारिः).

Tārakāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāraka and ari (अरि). See also (synonyms): tārakajit, tārakaripu, tārakavairin, tārakasūdana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tārakāri (तारकारि).—m.

(-riḥ) The deity Kartikeya. E. tāraka and ari a foe: see the preceding.

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

Tārakāri (तारकारि):—[from tāraka > tāra] m. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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