Tong: 2 definitions
Tong means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
The Tong (a kind of tool which is used to hold something) is denoted by the Sanskrit term Kaṅkamukha or Sandaṃśa, whereas Sandaṃśahasta refers to one of the twenty-two Single-hand Gestures (in Indian Dramas) (known as asaṃyuktahastas), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The word sandaṃśa means kaṅkamukha i.e., a pair of tong. Tong is a kind of tool which is used to hold something. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, when the tip of the forefinger and the thumb are pressed together like the mouth of a tong and the middle portion of the palm is curved in arālahasta, this posture is called sandaṃśahasta. This hand posture involves the closing and opening of fingers.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Biology (plants and animals)
Tong in Indonesia is the name of a plant defined with Baccaurea courtallensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pierardia macrostachya Wight & Arn. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Flora of the British India (1887)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1866)
· Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. (1912)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Tong, for example side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+27): Tomgal, Tomgalgol, Tomgalisu, Tomgalu, Tomge, Tomgisu, Tomgu, Tong cao, Tong cheng hu, Tong gu xiao, Tong guan hua, Tong guang teng, Tong guo mu lan, Tong kong, Tong koong, Tong loti, Tong lueang, Tong mai li, Tong nai cao, Tong qian cao.
Ends with (+102): Aitong, Akar ketong, Akar lintong, Akawatong, Akongtong, Ali tong, Amitong, Anantong, Aonoksangtong, Arotong, Asatong, Asunglasemtong, Azotong, Bai mu tong, Balatong, Balba-latong, Balibatong, Batong, Baylu patong, Bing guo hai tong.
Full-text (+114): Dhrishti, Sucuti, Sandamsha, Samdamshaka, Sandisa, Parishasa, Kankamukha, Savana, Saṃdaṃśa, Cimata, Sadasi, Huai tong, Ci tong, Weiben tong, Luu-tong, Tong qian cao, Muzum-tong, Tong thammachaat, Charak-tong, Yeluu-tong.
Search found 38 books and stories containing Tong; (plurals include: Tongs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.20.2 < [Sukta 20]
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
Part 247 - Thormod's Death < [Chapter VII - Saga Of Olaf Haraldson]
Part 38 - Of Ingjald The Bad < [Chapter I - The Ynglinga Saga]
Part 25 - Miracles Of King Olaf On Richard < [Chapter XIV - Saga Of Sigurd, Inge, And Eystein, The Sons Of Harald]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 2 - The ten directions (diś) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Note (2). The ten Bodhisattva grounds or abodes < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
The Ratnakūṭa-sūtra < [Part 3 - Outshining the knowledge of all the Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 516-517 < [Chapter 9 - Examination of the Relation between Actions and their Results]
Verse 340-342 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Introduction by Kamalaśīla (verses 1-6)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 6: Conquest of Vaitāḍhya by Sagara < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]
Part 12: Sermon by Svāmin Siṃhakeśarin < [Chapter III - Vasudeva’s Marriage with Kanakavatī and her Former Incarnations]