Tulasipatra, aka: Tulasi-patra, Tulasīpatra; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tulasīpatra (तुलसीपत्र) refers to “holy basil leaves”, and are used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13:—“[...] then the Ācamana shall be offered and cloth dedicated. Gingelly seeds, barley grains, wheat, green gram or black gram shall then be offered to Śiva with various mantras. Then flowers shall be offered to the five-faced noble soul. Lotuses, rose, Śaṅkha, and Kuśa flowers, Dhattūras, Mandāras grown in a wooden vessel, holy basil leaves (tulasīpatra) or Bilva leaves shall be offered to each of the faces in accordance with the previous meditation or according to one’s wish. By all means Śiva favourably disposed to His devotees shall be worshipped with great devotion. If other flowers are not available, Bilva leaves shall be used exclusively in the worship of Śiva”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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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tulasīpatra (तुलसीपत्र).—n (S A leaf of the Tulsi.) A term applied in humility by a great man to the Dakshin̤a which he gives: also applied to a gift in general viewed as small. tu0 ṭhēvaṇēṃ To intimate relinquishment of proprietorship over.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tulasīpatra (तुलसीपत्र).—n A term applied in humility by a great man to the dakṣaṇā which he gives; a small gift in general.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Tulasīpatra (तुलसीपत्र).—(lit.) a Tulasī leaf; (fig.) a very small gift.

Derivable forms: tulasīpatram (तुलसीपत्रम्).

Tulasīpatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tulasī and patra (पत्र).

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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