Tumbaka: 9 definitions


Tumbaka 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)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Tumbaka (तुम्बक) refers to a “gourd” (which is used as an alternative for the kamaṇḍalu in rituals and observances), according to the Kiraṇatantra chapter 49 (dealing with vratacaryā).—Accordingly, “Garuḍa spoke: ‘You have taught me, O great Lord, the activities of the Neophyte, the Putraka and the Ācārya. Tell me those of the Sādhaka’. The Lord spoke: ‘[...] Accompanied by his ritual assistant, he should go to the forest and begin the practice of his religious observance. [If he is] without a ritual assistant, then his spouted water-pot is his ritual assistant in that [practice]. Alternatively, [instead of a kamaṇḍalu], it may be a gourd (tumbaka) with a shaft. Having made this [ready], he should practise his observance. [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tumbaka (तुम्बक).—(m. or nt.; in Sanskrit a gourd), according to Tibetan lamp-oil vessel (among monks' belongings): Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv. 107.12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tumbaka (तुम्बक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A long gourd. n.

(-kaṃ) The gourd. kan added to the preceding: see tumbi.

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

Tumbaka (तुम्बक):—[from tumba] m.

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

Tumbaka (तुम्बक):—[(kaḥ-kraṃ)] 1. m. n. Long gourd.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tumbaka (तुम्बक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tuṃbāga.

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Tumbaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tuṃbaka (ತುಂಬಕ):—[noun] = ತುಂಬಕಿ [tumbaki].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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