Dirghatapa, Dīrghatapa: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dirghatapa in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dīrghatapa (दीर्घतप).—(Saunahotra and Prakāśiraṭ)—the son of Kāśa (Rāṣṭra Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and the king of Kāśi; see Kāśipa;1 a Mantrakṛt and of the Angirasa branch.2 Performed penance for sons on account of which Arjadeva Dhanvantri became his son; father of Dharma and Dhanvantri.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 7. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 7-8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 102.
  • 3) Ib. 92. 6, 18-19.
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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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