tilvaka तिल्वक

Definition: Is mentioned in the śatapatha Brāhmana as a tree (Symplocos racemosa), near which it is inauspicious to construct a grave. The adjectival derivative tailvaka, ‘ made of the wood of the Tilvaka,’ is found in the Maitrāyanī Samhitā, and is employed to describe the yūpa, or sacrificial post, in the Sadvimśa Brāhmana.

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