Tatkshana, Tatkṣaṇa, Tad-kshana: 17 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Tatkṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Tatksana or Tatkshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Tatkshan.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण):—Freshly collected –nasent
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) refers to an “instant” (i.e., ‘to arrive in an instant’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “When the gods had gone, Indra remembered Kama. He was so afflicted by Tāraka, the wicked demon. In an instant [i.e., tatkṣaṇa], Kāma, the lover of Rati, came there along with Vasanta. He was accompanied by Rati too. Being powerful enough to conquer the three worlds he was very haughty. Making due obeisance standing in front of Indra, the lofty-minded Kāma joined his palms in reverence and said:—[...]”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) means “at that very moment”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.15cd-20]—“[...] When a man is seen to be afflicted with 100 diseases [and] weak, [he] is released [when the Mantrin] envelops his name [with the mṛtyuñjayamantra] and recites [it]. Any mantra that a wise man should recite, is enveloped by Amṛteśa. This mantra quickly [brings] him success, even if he is without good fortune. [The Mantrin] envelops medicine [consisting of herbs] with the Mantra. [He then] gives [the mantra wrapped medicine] to [the person whose] body is weak. At that very moment (tatkṣaṇa), his body gains nourishment and [becomes] strong”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) refers to “each moment”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Charity (is) cow dung and water united, moral conduct and cleansing, Patience, taking away tiny ants, heroism, bringing forth the religious rite. Meditation, single-minded in each moment (tatkṣaṇa), wisdom, splendidly clear lines, These perfections, six indeed are gained, having made the Muni’s maṇḍala”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण).—ad S pop. tatkṣaṇīṃ At that instant.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) [-ṇīṃ, -णीं].—ad At that instant.
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.
1) present, time being, present or current moment; R.1.51.
2) the same moment.
3) a measure of time.
Derivable forms: tatkṣaṇaḥ (तत्क्षणः).
Tatkṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tad and kṣaṇa (क्षण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण).—m. (see [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. 2, where citation from Julien's ‘Hiouen-Thsang’ is obviously identical in language with our Divyāvadāna), the smallest unit of time, of which 120 = one kṣaṇa: Divyāvadāna 643.1—2 = 644.9—10 (tad yathā…) striyā nātidīrghahrasvakartinyāḥ sūtrodyāmaḥ (see ud- yāma), evaṃdīrghas tatkṣaṇaḥ; viṃśatyadhikaṃ tatkṣa- ṇaśatam ekā kṣaṇā (read ekaḥ kṣaṇaḥ, or ekaṃ kṣaṇam; 644.10, corruptly, viṃśatyuttarakṣaṇaśataṃ tatkṣaṇasyai- kakṣaḥ, mss., ed. °aikakṣaṇaḥ); ṣaṣṭi-kṣaṇāny eko lavaḥ…Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) Time present, time being. E. tad that, and kṣaṇa moment.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण).—[masculine] the same moment; °—, [accusative], [ablative], & [locative] at the same moment, just, immediately, forthwith.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण):—[=tat-kṣaṇa] [from tat] m. the same moment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Time present.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Takkhaṇa.
[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.
Tatkṣaṇa (तत्क्षण) [Also spelled tatkshan]:—(adv) that very moment, instantaneously.
Tatkṣaṇa (ತತ್ಕ್ಷಣ):—[noun] that moment or point of time.
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1) [adverb] at that point of time.
2) [adverb] immediately; suddenly.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Kshana, Tat, Tad.
Starts with: Tatkshanam, Tatkshanat.
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