Tilakalka, Tila-kalka: 3 definitions


Tilakalka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Tilakalka (तिलकल्क) refers to the “paste (kalka) made of Tila-seeds (Sesamum indicum)”. Kalka refers to an Āyurvedic preparation consisting of a paste made from fresh plant parts.

Tilakalka is sweet, appetiser and enhances pitta, blood, strength and is nourishing.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 16.111), Tilakalka has 3 synonyms: Palala, Tilacūrṇa and Piṣṭaka.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tilakalka (तिलकल्क).—dough made of ground sesamum. °जः (jaḥ) oil-cake made of the sediment of ground sesamum.

Derivable forms: tilakalkaḥ (तिलकल्कः).

Tilakalka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tila and kalka (कल्क).

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

Tilakalka (तिलकल्क).—n.

(-lkaṃ) Sesamum ground or bruised. E. tila, and kalka sediment.

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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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