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Words Starting with T

 

tablā (तबल) – (tabalā) the commonly used kettledrums of North India consisting of two drums (one bass drum and one treble drum)

 

tablī (तबल) – the soundboard of some stringed instruments

 

ḍakā (ताडक) – Mārica’s mother, slayed by Rāma

 

Takṣa (तक्ष) – Bharata’s son

 

Takṣaka (तक्षक) – the cobra who was destined to kill King Parīkṣit due to a curse

 

tāla (ताल) – (lit. “clap”) a rhythmic cycle (South Indian music = tālam)

 

tāli (तालि) – points of accent in a rhythmic cycle

 

tamas guṇa (तमस गुण) – (tamo) mode of ignorance

 

tamburā (तम्बुर) – see tānpurā

 

tāmbula (ताम्बुल) – betel nuts

 

tānpurā (तानपुर) – (“tāna +purā = fill the melody”) a long stringed drone instrument which resembles a fretless sitar

 

tantra (तन्त्र) – practice of unorthodox and illicit activities

 

tantrī vādya (तन्त्र वाद्य) – class of instruments that are stringed (some may specify it as plucked instruments only)

 

tapasya (तपस्य) – penance and austerity

 

tār saptaka (तार सप्तक) – upper octave

 

Tārā (तार) – Vālī’s wife

 

tasmā (तस्म) – the leather-thong lacing using to fasten a drum head on tablā and khol

 

tattva (तत्त्व) – constitutional positions

 

thāṭ (थाट) – a parent cycle in the North Indian system based off of Bhaṭkhāṇḍe’s theories (ten parent cycles total)

 

tīntāla (तीन्ताल) – lit. “three claps”; a common sixteen beat cycle of North Indian music

 

Tretā Yuga (त्रेत युग) – the second era in the cycle of cosmic ages; vice is introduced in this era; the era where Lord Rāmacandra

 

tritāla (त्रिताल) – a North Indian pakhawaj cycle with sixteen beats; some equate it with tīntāla

 

Trivikrama (त्रिविक्रम) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa

 

Tṛṇāvarta (तृणावर्त) – the cyclone demon who tried to kill Lord Kṛṣṇa

 

tulasī (तुलसी/तुलसी-देव) – (tulasī-devī) (Ocimum tenuiflorum) the plant who is dearest to Lord Kṛṣṇa, her leaves are used in offerings and preparations to the Deities

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009