Tilapushpa, Tilapuṣpa, Tila-pushpa: 4 definitions


Tilapushpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Tilapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Tilapuspa or Tilapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tilapuṣpa (तिलपुष्प) refers to the “flowers of the Tila plant”, which are used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] twenty prasthas of Mallikā flowers constitute a hundred thousand; while so many flowers (puṣpa) of gingelly plant (tila) measure a little less than a prastha. [...] The devotee shall perform the worship of Śiva with different flowers after considering these modes of calculation for the fulfilment of desires if he has any or for the sake of salvation if he has no desire”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tilapuṣpa (तिलपुष्प).—n (S) The flower or blossom of sesamum.

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tīḷapuṣpa (तीळपुष्प).—n (tilapuṣpa S) The flower of sesamum. 2 fig. A speck in the eye.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tīḷapuṣpa (तीळपुष्प).—n The flower of sesamum. Fig. A speck in the eye.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tilapuṣpa (तिलपुष्प):—[=tila-puṣpa] [from tila > til] n. ‘sesamum-flower’, the nose, [Kuvalayānanda 224.]

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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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