Atapin, aka: Ātāpin; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Ātāpin (आतापिन्) is the name of a Daitya, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, as price Naravāhanadatta reflected: “... long ago, when the Daitya Ātāpin was impeding the creation of Brahmā, that god employed the artifice of sending him to Nandana, saying to him, ‘Go there and see a very curious sight,’ and when he got there he saw only the foot of a woman, which was of wonderful beauty; and so he died from an insane desire to see the rest of her body”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ātāpin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Ātāpin, (adj.) (fr. ātāpa, cp. BSk. ātāpin Av. Ś I. 233; II, 194 = Divy 37; 618) ardent, zealous, strenuous, active D. III, 58, 76 sq. , 141 (+ sampajāna), 221, 276; M. I, 22, 56, 116, 207, 349; II, 11; III, 89, 128, 156; S 113, 117 sq. , 140, 165; II, 21, 136 sq. ; III, 73 sq. ; IV, 37, 48, 54, 218; V, 165, 187, 213; A. II, 13 sq. ; III 38, 100 sq. ; IV, 29, 177 sq. , 266 sq. , 300, 457 sq. ; V, 343 sq. ; Sn. 926; Nd1 378; It. 41, 42; Vbh. 193 sq. ; Miln. 34, 366; Vism. 3 (= viriyavā); DhA. I, 120; SnA 157, 503.—Freq. in the formula of Arahantship “eko vūpakaṭṭho appamatto ātāpī pahitatto": see arahant II. B. See also satipaṭṭhāna. ‹-› Opp. anātāpin S. II, 195 sq. ; A. II, 13; It. 27 (+ anottappin). (Page 98)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—Name of a bird, a kite, falcon (Falco Cheela; Mar. ghāra).

See also (synonyms): ātāyin.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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