Taranga, Taraṃga, Taraṅga, Tāraṅga, Taramga: 10 definitions


Taranga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India

Taraṅga (तरङ्ग or तरंग) is a Sanskrit term roughly translated by Acharya to “an ornament or moulding employed in captials terminating by undulating lines” and by Dagens to “a decoration consisting of ‘waves’ which correspond to what G. Jouveau-Dubreuil called ‘rouleaux’ or ‘copeaux’”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Taraṅga (तरङ्ग) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Taraṅga) in 20 verses.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Taraṅga (तरङ्ग) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Taraṅga] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Tāraṅga (तारङ्ग) is, a sacred hill situated in the Mahesana-District, became a holy place of the Jainas. Its ancient name was Tārāpura. According to the Prākrit Nirvāṇa Kāṇḍa, Varadatta Varaṅga, Sagaradatta, three and half Koṭi Munis etc. attained Nirvāna. Tāraṅgā was mentioned by Guṇakīrti in the Tirtha-vandanā written in the fifteenth century A.D. Śrutasāgara, Megharāja Dilasukha etc. also described this Tīrtha. It became famous as Nirvāṇa-kṣetra

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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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

taraṅga : (m.) a wave.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Taraṅga, (tara+ga) a wave Vism. 157. (Page 298)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taraṅga (तरंग).—m (S) A wave: also a ripple on the water. Ex. kāṃ sāgarīṃ ta0 apāra || saṅkhyā na karavē tayācī ||. 2 fig. A whim, freak, fancy, idle imagination. 3 A thin skin or incrustation; a film or pellicle: (as upon water or over the eye.) 4 (For jalataraṅga) The musical glasses. 5 R A painted pole having at the top a representation of the tutelar divinity:--carried about in processions &c. 6 A bubble.

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

taraṅga (तरंग).—m A whim. A wave. A film. A bubble.

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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

Taraṅga (तरङ्ग).—[tṝ-aṅgac]

1) A wave; U.3.47; Bh.1.81; R.13.63; Ś3.6.

2) A section or part of a work (as of the kathāsaritsāgara).

3) A leap, jump, gallop, jumping motion (as of a horse).

4) Cloth or clothes.

5) Waving, moving to and fro.

Derivable forms: taraṅgaḥ (तरङ्गः).

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

Taraṅga (तरङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. Wave. 2. Cloth or clothes. 3. The gallop of a horse. E. tṝ to pass over or cross, Unadi affix aṅgac.

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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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