Agnitapas, Agni-tapas: 1 definition

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Agnitapas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnitapas (अग्नितपस्).—a. [agnibhiḥ tapyate]

1) practising very austere penance, standing in the midst of the five fires.

2) glowing, shining or burning like fire (tapatīti tapāḥ agniriva tapāḥ) hot as fire

Agnitapas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and tapas (तपस्).

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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. 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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