Tulasa, Tuḷasa: 2 definitions

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Tulasa means something in 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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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tuḷasa (तुळस) [or शी, śī].—f (tuḷasī S) A shrub venerated by the Hindus; disting. into kāḷī tu0 & pāṇḍharī tu0 or rāma tu0 Alone, the word is understood esp. of Holy basil, Ocymum sanctum. tu0 upaṭūna bhāṅga lāvaṇēṃ To displace a good man for a bad one. tuḷasīcē muḷānta kāndā lāvāvā lāgatō Used in excuse of the employment of evil means to accomplish a good end.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tuḷasa (तुळस) [-śī, -शी].—f A shrub venerated by the Hindus. Holy Basil. tuḷasa upaṭūna bhāṅga lāvaṇēṃ Displace a good man for a bad one. tuḷaśīcyā muḷānta kāndā lāvāvā lāgatō Used in excuse of the employment of evil means to accomplish a good end.

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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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