Tilakanci, aka: Tilakāñcī, Tila-kanci; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Tilakanchi.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Tilakāñcī (तिलकाञ्ची).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.220, “After this, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to a holy place known as Ciyaḍatalā, where He saw the Deities of the two brothers Lord Rāmacandra and Lakṣmaṇa. He then proceeded to Tila-kāñcī, where He saw the temple of Lord Śiva”. Tila-kāñcī is about thirty miles northeast of the city of Tirunelveli.

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geogprahy

Tila Kanci is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Til Kanchi.—Probably Tenkashi, 30 m. n. w. of Tinnevelly town.

Source: archive.org: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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