Tumbavana, Tumba-vana: 5 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Tumbavana (तुम्बवन).—Six votive inscriptions on Sanchi Stūpa commemorate the donations made by the inhabitants of Tumba-vana. Tumain inscription of 435 A.D. mentions the building of a shining temple at Tumbavana. The ancient site of Tumain and some of its monumental and sculptural antiquities can be traced to fourth-fifth centuries A.D. Tumbavana finds mention in the Bṛhatsaṃhitā of Varāhamihira. According to the statement of Buddhaghoṣa, Tumba-vana would be the step between Vidiśā and Kauśambī on the route from Gonarda towards the Yamunā. Purāṇas mention the people Turaminas and the Tumburas, which may represent theinhabitants of Tumba-vana.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Tumbavana (तुम्बवन) is a place-name classified as a vana (forest) and mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Tumbavana has been identified with Tumain in Guna district, the old Gwalior State, now in Madhya Pradesh. It is also mentioned in the Sāñcī Stūpa inscription. The Bṛhatsaṃhitā refers to it as situated in the South. The name suggests that Tumba, the gourd Lagenaria vulgaris was in abundance at this place.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tumbavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tumbavana (तुम्बवन):—[=tumba-vana] [from tumba] Name of a place, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xiv, 15.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tumbavana (तुम्बवन):—(tumba + vana) Nomen proprium einer Gegend [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 15] (tuṃvavana; v.l. tuṣavana).

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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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