Tuladhara, aka: Tulādhāra, Tulādhara, Tula-dhara; 6 Definition(s)


Tuladhara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—A charitable and righteous Vaiśya who lived in Kāśī. He gave the sage Jājali dharmopadeśa and both of them entered heaven. (See under Jājali).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A mountain in the village of Viharavapi (Mhv.xxiii.90). It was in Rohana, and the vihara on it was the residence of Mahapaduma, the reciter of the Jatakas, from whom Ilanaga heard the Kapi Jataka (Mhv.xxxv.30).

There was also, probably, a village of the same name as the mountain, for it is mentioned (Cv.xlvi.12) as having been given by Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhanaghara built by him.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—m S The post of a fixed balance: also the beam.

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tuḷādhāra (तुळाधार).—ad Exactly, justly, fairly, with nice and rigid accuracy--deciding, speaking, behaving.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—m The beam.

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tuḷādhāra (तुळाधार).—ad Exactly, justly, fairly, with nice and rigid accuracy-deciding, speaking, behaving.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Tulādhara (तुलाधर).—

1) a trader, merchant.

2) the sign Libra of the zodiac.

3) The sun; तुला- धरस्तु वणिजि श्लक्ष्णराशौ दिवाकरे (tulā- dharastu vaṇiji ślakṣṇarāśau divākare) Nm.

Derivable forms: tulādharaḥ (तुलाधरः).

Tulādhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulā and dhara (धर).

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Tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—a dealer, trader, or merchant.

2) the string of a balance.

3) the beam.

4) the sign Libra of the zodiac.

Derivable forms: tulādhāraḥ (तुलाधारः).

Tulādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulā and dhāra (धार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tulādhara (तुलाधर).—m.

(-raḥ) The sun. E. tulā the sign, and dhara who has or possesses. tulāyā mānadaṇḍasya dharaḥ dhṛ-ac .

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Tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) A trader, a dealer, trafficking, trading. m.

(-raḥ) 1. The sign Libra. 2. The string of a balance. 3. The beam. E. tulā the scales, &c. ādhāra what or who supports.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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