Tulapurusha, aka: Tulāpuruṣa, Tula-purusha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Tulāpuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Tulapurusa or Tulapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष).—Weighing in balance; one of the 16 mahādānas; rules detailed. The gift takes one to the world of Viṣṇu or Indra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 274. (whole); 275. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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tulāpurūṣa (तुलापुरूष).—m (S) The amount (of gold, jewels &c.) equivalent to the weight of a man; as determined by having been weighed against him. 2 A man weighed in a balance, or an effigy of him, used as a weight.

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tuḷāpurūṣa (तुळापुरूष).—See under tulā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष).—gold, jewels or other valuable things equal to a man's weight (given to a Brāhmaṇa as a gift); cf. तुलादान (tulādāna).

Derivable forms: tulāpuruṣaḥ (तुलापुरुषः).

Tulāpuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulā and puruṣa (पुरुष). See also (synonyms): tulābhāra.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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