Tilapinda, Tilapiṇḍa, Tila-pinda: 1 definition


Tilapinda 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Tilapiṇḍa (तिलपिण्ड) refers to “balls of sesamum”, used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.152 of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “flour (saktu) is to be prepared. Balls (piṇḍa) are to be got with roasted seasamum (tila). These (when mixed up) are tilapiṇḍa, back of seasamum and are acceptable to God”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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