Tuladhara, Tulādhāra, Tulādhara, Tula-dhara: 12 definitions

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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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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).

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Tuladhara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Tulādhara (तुलाधर) or simply Tulā refers to the sign of Libra, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If they should be eclipsed when in the sign of Libra (Tulā) [i.e., tulādhara], the people of the extreme border lands on the west, the people of Sindha, the trading classes and the people of Kaccha will be afflicted with miseries. If when in the sign of Scorpio (Vṛścika), the people of Udambara, of Madra, of Colā and of Yaudheya will all suffer miseries along with soldiers armed with poisoned weapons”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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.

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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

[«previous next»] — Tuladhara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tulādhāra (तुलाधार).—m The beam.

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

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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 dictionary

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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tulādhara (तुलाधर):—[=tulā-dhara] [from tulā > tul] m. ‘scale-holder’ = la, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka; Laghujātaka, by Varāha-mihira i.]

2) Tulādhāra (तुलाधार):—[=tulā-dhāra] [from tulā > tul] mfn. bearing a balance, [Yājñavalkya ii, 102/103]

3) [v.s. ...] m. = -pragraha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the beam, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] a merchant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] the bearer of an ordeal balance, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra x, 8 f.]

7) [v.s. ...] = la, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a merchant, [Mahābhārata xii, 9277 ff.]

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

1) Tulādhara (तुलाधर):—[tulā-dhara] (raḥ) 1. m. The sun.

2) Tulādhāra (तुलाधार):—[tulā+dhāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Libra; string or beam of a balance; a trader.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tuladhara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tuladhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tuḷādhara (ತುಳಾಧರ):—[noun] a man who holds a balance; a merchant.

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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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