Taranga, aka: Taraṅga, Taraṃga; 5 Definition(s)


Taranga means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

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’”.

(Source): Google Books: Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India
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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

In Buddhism


taraṅga : (m.) a wave.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

(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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