Taras: 11 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Taras (तरस्) refers to “quickly (catching a fish)”, according to verse 11.39-45 of the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O beloved, having quickly (taras) caught that fish with the net of Śakti, the lord of Siddhas will study (the scripture) in the belly of that fish. Practicing (the teachings) of the book in the middle of that (fish), he (will become) powerful. He will see (reality) once seen that unique and excellent teaching”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Taras (तरस्).—a. Ved. [तॄ-करणादौ असुन् (tṝ-karaṇādau asun)] Quick, energetic. -n.
1) Speed, velocity.
2) Vigour, strength, energy; कैलास- नाथं तरसा जिगीषुः (kailāsa- nāthaṃ tarasā jigīṣuḥ) R.5.28;11.77; Śiśupālavadha 9.72.
3) A bank, a place of crossing.
4) A float, raft; बृहस्पतिस्तर आपश्च गृध्रः (bṛhaspatistara āpaśca gṛdhraḥ) Ṛgveda 1.19.7.
5) A monkey.
6) A disease.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. Speed, velocity. 2. Strength. 3. A bank. 4. A float, a raft. E. tṝ to go, to go quick, &c. asun aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Taras (तरस्).—i. e. tṛ10 + as, 1. Speed (ved.). 2. Energy, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 77, 18. 3. Strength, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 11, 77. Instr. ºsā, adv. Speedily, [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Taras (तरस्).—1. [neuter] speed, energy, efficacy, strength; ferry, raft. Instr. speedily, quickly, violently.
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Taras (तरस्).—2. [adjective] rash, energetic.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Taras (तरस्):—[from tara] a n. rapid progress, velocity, strength, energy, efficacy, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata xii, 5172; Rāmāyaṇa v, 77, 18; Raghuvaṃśa xi, 77]
2) [v.s. ...] a ferry, [Ṛg-veda i, 190, 7]
3) [v.s. ...] ([figuratively]), [v, 54, 15; Atharva-veda x, 10, 24]
4) [v.s. ...] a symbolical Name of the stoma of the gods, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa viii, xi, xv]
5) [v.s. ...] a bank, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] = plava-ga, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [from tara] mfn. quick, energetic, [Sāma-veda i, 4, 2, 4, 1.]
8) b ras See [column]1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Taras (तरस्):—(raḥ) 5. n. Speed; strength; a bank; a float, a raft.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Taras (तरस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tara.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Taras in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) compassion, pity; —[khana] to pity..—taras (तरस) is alternatively transliterated as Tarasa.
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Sripura (Archaeological Survey) (by Bikash Chandra Pradhan)
Scultures of Buddhist Goddesses (1): Tara < [Chapter 3 - Sculptural Programme]
Scultures of Dhyani-Buddha < [Chapter 3 - Sculptural Programme]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 4 - Country of Nu-chih-kien (Nujkend) < [Book I - Thirty-Four Countries]
Chapter 5 - Country of Che-shi (Chaj or Tashkand) < [Book I - Thirty-Four Countries]
Chapter 3 - Country of Poh-luh-kia (Baluka or Aksu) < [Book I - Thirty-Four Countries]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
The View From the Center (by Ajahn Amaro)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)