Tvara, Tvarā: 15 definitions


Tvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Twara.

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Tvarā (त्वरा) refers to “quickly (striking)” (an animal) (during hunting), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] But something should be said in brief about hunting, for the diffusion of its knowledge. [...] Five or six horsemen are quite enough for hunting rhinoceros. The horses should be quiet and well-trained in their motion. A horseman should strike the rhinoceros with small darts in quick succession (tvarā) on the back. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tvarā (त्वरा) refers to “quickly (jumping up)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.17 (“The fight between Viṣṇu and Jalandhara”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] Then a great battle ensued between Viṣṇu and Jalandhara, the ruler of Asuras, both filling up the sky with their arrows. [...] Striking with a single arrow, Viṣṇu smote the heart of the Asura. With innumerable arrows he cut off the umbrella, banner, bow and arrows of the demon. Seizing the mace with his hand, the Asura jumped up quickly (tvarā-anvita), hit Garuḍa on his head and felled him to the ground. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tvarā (त्वरा).—f (S) Quickness (of action gen.); expedition, celerity, swiftness, speed. 2 Smartness, briskness, haste (of disposition &c.) jharajhara tvarēsa mōla āhē Sharp! quick! smart's the word. tvarā karaṇēṃ To hurry, urge, press vehemently. tvarēvara ghēṇēṃ To perform or do smartly.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tvarā (त्वरा).—f Quickness, expedition, swiftness, speed. Smartness. tvarā karaṇēṃ Hury, urge.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा).—f. [tvar-aṅ]

1) Haste, hurry, speed; औत्सुक्येन कृतत्वरा सहभुवा व्यावर्तमाना ह्रिया (autsukyena kṛtatvarā sahabhuvā vyāvartamānā hriyā) Ratnāvalī 1.2.

2) Urgency or pressing nature; मनसा कार्यसंसिद्धौ त्वरादिगुण- रंहसा (manasā kāryasaṃsiddhau tvarādiguṇa- raṃhasā) Kumārasambhava 2.63.

See also (synonyms): tvari.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा).—f.

(-rā) Haste, speed. E. tvar to make haste, affixes a and ṭāp.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा).—[tvar + ā], f. Haste, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 46, 27.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tvara (त्वर):—[from tvar] only (eṇa) [instrumental case] ind. hastily, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 13, 62.]

2) Tvarā (त्वरा):—[from tvar] f. haste, speed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (rāṃ-√kṛ with [genitive case] ‘to make haste with’ [Kathāsaritsāgara xx, 199])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा):—(rā) 1. f. Haste, speed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tvarā (त्वरा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Tarā, Tura, Turā.

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Tvara in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा) [Also spelled twara]:—(nf) haste; quickness; urgency; —[lipi] shorthand.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tvara (ತ್ವರ):—[noun] = ತ್ವರೆ [tvare].

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Tvarā (त्वरा):—n. hurry; haste; speed;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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