Tulapurusha, Tulāpuruṣa, Tula-purusha: 10 definitions
Tulapurusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 term Tulāpuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Tulapurusa or Tulapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Tulā-puruṣa.—(EI 29; CII 4), name of a mahādāna; same as tulā-bhāra. Note: tulā-puruṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) A person weighed in a balance, or an effigy of him used as a weight. E. tulā, and puruṣa a man.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष).—m. 1. a person weighed in a balance, i. e. a present of gold or other precious things of equal weight. 2. the name of a penance. Dharmādhikāripuruṣa, i. e.
Tulāpuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulā and puruṣa (पुरुष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष):—[=tulā-puruṣa] [from tulā > tul] m. gift of gold etc. equal to a man’s weight, [Atharva-veda.Pariś. x; Yājñavalkya iii] (named as a penance), [Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa ii; Matsya-purāṇa cclxxiii; Liṅga-purāṇa ii, 28; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 4 f]
2) [v.s. ...] Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa, [i, 5, 108.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष):—(tulā + pu) m.
1) ein Mann auf der Wage d. i. so viel Gold oder andere Kostbarkeiten als ein Mann wiegt; die Darbringung von Gold u. s. w. in einer dem Gewicht des Gebers entsprechenden Menge gehört zu den 16 grossen frommen Geschenken, [Pariśiṣṭa des Atharvaveda] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 90 (10).] [BHAVIṢYOTT. Pāṇini’s acht Bücher ebend. 137 (170). No. 1218.] [Matsyapurāṇa] in [Oxforder Handschriften 43,a,15.] [Liṅgapurāṇa ebend. 45,a,24.] —
2) Bez. einer best. Busse [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 323.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Tulāpuruṣa (तुलापुरुष):—m. —
1) Gold oder andere Kostbarkeiten im Gewichte eines Mannes [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,157,6.251,1.] —
2) Beiname Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa’s [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,182,23.] —
3) eine best. Kasteiung.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 267 - Importance of Tulāpuruṣadāna (Tulāpuruṣa-dāna) < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 1 - Fruit of the Holy Bath in the Month of Mārgaśīrṣa < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 6 - Expiatory Rites < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 119 - In Praise of a Fast for a Month < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 88 - Dialogue Between Satyabhāmā and Kṛṣṇa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)