Tuhinacala, Tuhinācala, Tuhina-acala: 8 definitions


Tuhinacala 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tuhinachala.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tuhinacala in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल) refers to “mountain snow”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“[...] [He worships] Deva as Tumburu in the middle of an eight petaled lotus, in the maṇḍala, [starting] in the East, O Devī. [...] He [has] a half-moon in his topknot, sits in the blue lotus Āsana. [Tumburu is] white like a drop of frosty jasmine, similar to mountain snow (tuhinācala-saṃnibha). [He wears] a serpent as a sacred thread and is adorned with snake ornaments. [Tumburu is] adorned with all jewels, a tiger skin on the ground [below his] hips, a garment of elephant skin, mounted on a very strong bull, and wears a rhino hide. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tuhinacala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल).—the Himālaya mountain; स्वदेह- परिवेषेण रक्ष्यते तुहिनाद्रिणा (svadeha- pariveṣeṇa rakṣyate tuhinādriṇā) Kathāsaritsāgara 73.82; ज्वलितेन गुहागतं तम- स्तुहिनाद्रेरिव नक्तमोषधिः (jvalitena guhāgataṃ tama- stuhinādreriva naktamoṣadhiḥ) R.8.54.

Derivable forms: tuhinācalaḥ (तुहिनाचलः).

Tuhinācala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tuhina and acala (अचल). See also (synonyms): tuhinādri, tuhinaśaila.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल).—m. Himālaya.

Tuhinācala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tuhina and acala (अचल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल).—[masculine] = tuhinagiri.

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

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल):—[from tuhina] m. = na-giri, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Devī-māhātmya]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tuhinācala (तुहिनाचल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tuhiṇāyala.

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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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