Tarantuka; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tarantuka (तरन्तुक).—A Yakṣa. This Yakṣa is installed on the boundary of Kurukṣetra. If one spends one night in this holy place one would get the benefit of giving away a thousand cows as gifts. (Chapter 83, Vana Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Tarantuka (तरन्तुक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.178). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tarantuka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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