Tulakosha, Tulākośa, Tula-kosha, Tulākoṣa: 4 definitions


Tulakosha means something in 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.

The Sanskrit terms Tulākośa and Tulākoṣa can be transliterated into English as Tulakosa or Tulakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Tulākośa (तुलाकोश) refers to the “weighing on balance” and is the name of the fortieth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., tulā-kośa), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tulākōśa (तुलाकोश).—m S tulāparīkṣā f S Ordeal by the balance.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tulākośa (तुलाकोश) or Tulākoṣa (तुलाकोष).—

1) ordeal by weighing, weighing on a balance; हीनस्य नाशोऽभ्यधिकस्य वृद्धिस्तुल्येन तुल्यं तुलितं तुलायाम् । एतत्तुलाकोशरहस्यमुक्तम् (hīnasya nāśo'bhyadhikasya vṛddhistulyena tulyaṃ tulitaṃ tulāyām | etattulākośarahasyamuktam)... Bṛ. S.26.1.

2) a place where a balance is kept.

Derivable forms: tulākośaḥ (तुलाकोशः), tulākoṣaḥ (तुलाकोषः).

Tulākośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulā and kośa (कोश).

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

Tulākośa (तुलाकोश).—m.

(-śaḥ) A sort of ordeal, in which the accused is tried by being weighed repeatedly in a scale: if he is lighter the second time he is pronounced innocent; if equipoised still, or heavier, he is guilty. E. tulā a scale, and kośa ordeal.

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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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