Tumbara; 4 Definition(s)


Tumbara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism


Tumbara (तुम्बर).—A Vindhyan tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 53.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Tumbara (तुम्बर) is the name of a gandharva god according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The gandharvas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The gandharvas have a golden appearance according to the Digambaras and the Tumbaru tree is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree). They have a blackish complexion and are beautiful in appearance, have excellent physiognomy, sweet voices and are adorned with crowns and neckalces according to the Śvetāmbaras.

The deities such as Tumbara are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ṭumbara (टुंबर).—n A bump or rising upon the body; an excrescence or a knob upon a tree or plant; a mound, tump, hummock, or little protuberance upon the ground.

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ṭumbara (टुंबर) [or टुंबरूक, ṭumbarūka].—n A wart or callous bump; a rising upon the body; a knot on trees; a mound upon the ground.

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tumbārā (तुंबारा).—m sometimes tumbāḍā m (tumbaṇēṃ) Anything applied to swell up or to stop water; a dam or an embankment, a plug or stopper. 2 Water accumulated by stoppage; and fig. business accumulated. 3 Swollen or accumulated state (of water). 4 A clout &c. driven in to stop a leak. 5 Applied also to Congestion or accumulation (of blood): and, by some, to the impetuous gush, rush, or issue (of blood or water) upon the opening of a passage. v lāga, dhara, phuṭa, suṭa, sōḍa. Ex. raktācā tuṃ0 lāgūna raktabambāḷa jhālē. tuṃ0 sōḍaṇēṃ To let blood copiously. Ex. tuṃ0 sōḍalyā- sārakhēṃ tōṇḍa vāṛyāsa dēūṃ nayē.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭumbara (टुंबर) [or ṭhumbarūka, or ठुंबरूक].—n A wart or callous bump; a rising upon the body.

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tumbārā (तुंबारा).—m A plug, dam. Water accumulat- ed by stoppage. Swollen state (of water).

(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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