Tulyabala: 5 definitions


Tulyabala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tulyabala in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Tulyabala (तुल्यबल) refers to “being equal in strength” (e.g., to Viṣṇu), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.212cd-214ab, while describing the meditation on the kālahaṃsa]—“After [the Yogin] has meditated [on haṃsa] in the right nostril, he obtains the powers of Brahmā. He obtains length of life [and] power equal to [Brahmā]. As a result, he [the Yogin] knows the past. When he [visualizes haṃsa] in the left [nostril], he knows the future and is equal in strength to Viṣṇu (viṣṇu-tulyabala). The king of Yogins [gains] a life is as long as Viṣṇu's, [and] obtains power [equal to] Viṣṇu’s. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tulyabala in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tulyabala (तुल्यबल) refers to “(being) equal (in) strength”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O great sage, when the Asura Tāraka was killed by Skanda, the son of Śiva, his three sons performed austerities. The eldest of them was Tārakākṣa, the middle one Vidyunmālī and the youngest Kamalākṣa. All of them were of equal strength (tulyabala). They were self-controlled, well prepared, disciplined, truthful, of steady mind, heroic and inimical to the gods. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tulyabala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tulyabala (तुल्यबल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Of equal strength. E. tulya, and bala trength.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tulyabala (तुल्यबल):—[=tulya-bala] [from tulya > tul] mfn. of equal strength.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tulyabala (तुल्यबल):—[tulya-bala] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Of equal strength, or force.

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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 (even English!). 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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