Turushka, Turuṣka, Turuṣkā: 17 definitions
Turushka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Turuṣka and Turuṣkā can be transliterated into English as Turuska or Turushka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क).—Frank incense of white colour for dhūpa of the Pitṛs.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 11. 69.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क) is the name of a kingdom that was conquered by Udayana (king of Vatsa) during his campaign to obtain sovereignty over the whole earth, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 19. Accordingly, “The cavalry squadrons of the Turuṣkas were broken on the masses of his elephants, as the waves of the agitated sea on the woods that line the seashore”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Turuṣka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Eastern Turkistan. Rājaśekhara mentioned it in the groups of countries included in the northern India.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Turushka [ತುರುಷ್ಕ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Boswellia serrata Roxb. ex Colebr. from the Burseraceae (Torchwood) family having the following synonyms: Boswellia glabra, Boswellia thurifera, Bursera thurifera. For the possible medicinal usage of turushka, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
India history and geographySource: academia.edu: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria
Invasion of Turushkas.—Kalhana clearly records that Shahi kingdom collapsed after Trilochanapala due to invasion of Turushkas. Many princes of Shahi kingdom went to Kashmir and became the officials of Kashmir kings.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Turuṣka.—(EI 5, 17, 32), originally, a Turk or a Turkish Muhammadan; later, Muhammadans in general. Note: turuṣka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
turuṣka (तुरुष्क).—m S A country, Turan or Turkistan, the original country of the Turks.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Turuṣkā (तुरुष्का).—m. (pl.) Name of a people, Turks.
Derivable forms: turuṣkāḥ (तुरुष्काः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣkaḥ) 1. Incense. 2. A country, or m. plu.
(-ṣkāḥ) 1ts inhabitants; Turan or Turkestan, the original country of the Turks. E. tur to haste, (into amoke, &c.) affix usik, and kan added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क).—m. 1. The name of a people, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 152. 2. Olibanum, the resin of the Boswellia serrata Stackh.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people, the Turks.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Turuṣka (तुरुष्क):—m. [plural] (= raṣka) the Turks, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.
2) sg. a Turk, [Kathāsaritsāgara xxxvii]
3) a Turkish prince, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) Turkestan, [Horace H. Wilson]
5) mn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) olibanum, [Jaina literature; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क):—(ṣkaḥ) 1. m. Incense; a country.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Turuṣka (तुरुष्क) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Turukka.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] name of a country in Asia Minor having an area of 301381 sq. miles and Ankara as its capital; Turkey.
2) [noun] he who belongs to Turkey.
3) [noun] a gum resin obtained from the tree Boswellia typica of the Burseraceae family and used in perfumes and as incense; olibanum; frankincense.
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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Ends with: Mahaturushka.
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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
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