Turavu, Tuṟavu: 2 definitions


Turavu means something in the history of ancient India, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Institut Français de Pondichéry: The Shaivite legends of Kanchipuram

Tuṟavu (துறவு) (in Tamil) refers to Sannyāsa in Sanskrit, and represents one of the proper nouns mentioned in the Kanchipuranam, which narrates the Shaivite Legends of Kanchipuram—an ancient and sacred district in Tamil Nadu (India). The Kanchipuranam (mentioning Tuṟavu) reminds us that Kanchipuram represents an important seat of Hinduism where Vaishnavism and Shaivism have co-existed since ancient times.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Turavu (துரவு) noun < துர-. [thura-.] [Telugu: doruvu, M. turavu.]

1. Sultan-well, large well for irrigation purposes; பாசனத்துக்கு உதவும் பெருங்கதை கிணறு. துரவு கிணறு இழித்தப் பெருவதாகவும் [pasanathukku uthavum perungathai kinaru. thuravu kinaru izhithap peruvathagavum] (S. I. I. ii, 509).

2. Well made by excavating sand, unwalled well; மணற்கேணி. [manarkeni.]

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Turavu (துரவு) noun cf. துப்புத்துரவு. [thupputhuravu.] Spying; தூது. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [thuthu. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Tuṟavu (துறவு) noun < idem.

1. Relinquishment, rejection; விடுகை. [vidugai.]

2. Renunciation of the pleasures of life, asceticism; சன்னியாசம். துன்பமே மீதூரக் கண்டுந் துறவுள்ளார் [sanniyasam. thunpame mithurag kandun thuravullar] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 60).

3. See துறவறம் [thuravaram], 2.

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Tuṟavu (துறவு) noun cf. திறவு. [thiravu.]

1. Private affairs, secrets; இரகசியம். உறவுகொண் டவரவர் துறவு கண்டேன் [iragasiyam. uravugon davaravar thuravu kanden] (சீதக்காதி நொண்டி [sithakkathi nondi] 41).

2. Favourable juncture; வாய்ப்பான நிலை. சோடாய் மரத்திற் புறவிரண்டிருந்திடத் துறவுகண்டே வேடுவன் [vayppana nilai. soday marathir puravirandirunthidath thuravugande veduvan] (குமரேசசதகம் [kumaresasathagam] 85).

3. See துறவை [thuravai], 1.

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