Tvac; 6 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Tvach.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Tvac (त्वच्):—Sanskrit word for ‘skin’. It is associated with Randhra, which is the first seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Tvac (त्वच्):—A Sanskrit technical term translating to “skin”, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Tvac (त्वच्, ‘skin,’ ‘hide’) denotes specially in the Rigveda the hide used in the process of extracting the Soma juice from the plant. The Soma was pounded with stones (adri) upon the skin laid on the pressing boards (adhiṣavaṇe phalake)? which, however, are not mentioned in the Rigveda. Or if a pestle and mortar were used, the skin was still placed underneath them to catch the drops of juice, not above, as Pischel thought.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Tvac (त्वच्, “skin”) (Pali Taca) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., tvac]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Tvac (त्वच्, “bark”).—One of the ten kinds of “plant-bodies” (vanaspati) a soul (jīva) can be reborn as due to karma. Tvac and other plant-bodies are within the animal world (tiryag-gati) which is one of the four divisions of saṃsāra where souls are reborn.

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.

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Tvagindriya (त्वगिन्द्रिय).—the organ of touch. Derivable forms: tvagindriyam (त्वगिन्द्रियम्)....
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Suptatvac (सुप्तत्वच्).—a. paralytic.Suptatvac is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms s...
Tvagdoṣa (त्वग्दोष).—disease of the skin, leprosy. Derivable forms: tvagdoṣaḥ (त्वग्दोषः).Tvagd...
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