Tisra, Tisrā, Tishra: 6 definitions


Tisra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tisra (तिस्र) (or Tisrapīṭha) refers to Trisrota: a sacred seat associated with the Goddess Trisrotā, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Although Trisrota (or Triśrotra) which is the full name of Tisra is mentioned only here in the Kubjikāmatatantra, it appears frequently in the later Kubjikā Tantras, especially the Manthānabhairavatantra. [...] Tisra, like the seat Mātaṅga, is said to be meant for the 'last-born', those of the lowest castes, especially sweepers (mātaṅga). The deities here are the god and goddess of the sweepers—Mātaṅgīśa and Mātaṅgī, who is identified with a form of Kubjikā called Juṣṭacaṇḍālinī.

In later times the seat Tisra was identified with the river Tistā, formerly called Trisrotā, which flows through the district of Rungpur in North Bengal. The Trisrotā to which late medieval Bengali texts refer as a Mahāpīṭha or Upapīṭha may well have been located on its banks. But it is unlikely that this is the place the redactors of the Kubjikā Tantras had in mind.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tisrā (तिस्रा):—[from tisṛkā > tisṛ] f. Andropogon, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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Tisra in German

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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 (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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tisra in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) (the) third; —[pahara] afternoon; [tisare] thirdly..—tisra (तीसरा) is alternatively transliterated as Tīsarā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tiśra (ತಿಶ್ರ):—[noun] = ತಿಸರ [tisara]2.

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Tisra (ತಿಸ್ರ):—[noun] = ತಿಸರ [tisara]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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