Totala, Totalā: 7 definitions

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Totala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhagamālinī (भगमालिनी) (also Tvaritā) refers to one of the Sixteen Nityās associated with Śrīvidyā described in the Tantrarājatantra.—Accordingly, “The Sixteen Nityās associated with Śrīvidyā described in the Tantrarājatantra are as follows. 1) Lalitā 2) Kāmeśvarī, 3) Bhagamālinī, 4) Nityaklinnā 5) Bheruṇḍā 6) Vahnivāsinī 7) Vajreśvarī 8) Śivadūtī 9) Tvaritā (also called Totalā) 10) Kulasundarī 11) Nityā 12) Nīlapatākā 13) Vijayā 14) Sarvamaṅgalā 15) Jvālāmālīi and 16) Citrā”.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)

Totalā (तोतला) or Totalātantra refers to one of the twenty-eight Gāruḍatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Totalā belonging to the Garuḍa class.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Totala in Nepal is the name of a plant defined with Oroxylum indicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bignonia pentandra Lour. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· FBI (1884)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)
· Ind. Trees (1906)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Forest Flora of British Burma (1877)
· Decas Generum Novorum (1808)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Totala (तोतल):—m. Name of a writer on med, [Ṭoḍarānanda]

2) Totalā (तोतला):—[from totala] f. Name of a goddess (tott ?), [Horace H. Wilson]

[Sanskrit to German]

Totala 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

Totalā (तोतला):—(a) lisping; (nm) (one) who lisps; hence [totalī] (fem).

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