Dirghatapas, Dīrghatapas, Dirgha-tapas: 3 definitions

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Dirghatapas 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Dīrghatapas (दीर्घतपस्).—Father of Dhanvantari. (See under Dhanvantari).

2) Dīrghatapas (दीर्घतपस्).—See under Puṇya.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dīrghatapas (दीर्घतपस्) is the name of a hermit and the brother of Sūryatapas, according to the “story of the golden city”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 25. Accordingly, the hermit Sūryatapas in a forest of the Vindhya mountain range gave Śaktideva instructions after listening to his story: “three yojanas from here there is a country named Kāmpilya, and in it is a mountain named Uttara, and on it there is a hermitage. There dwells my noble elder brother named Dīrghatapas; go to him, he being old may perhaps know of that city”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dīrghatapas, 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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghatapas (दीर्घतपस्).—m. an epithet of Gautama, husband of Ahalyā; येषु दीर्घतपसः परिग्रहो वासवक्षणकलत्रतां ययौ (yeṣu dīrghatapasaḥ parigraho vāsavakṣaṇakalatratāṃ yayau) R.11.33.

Dīrghatapas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha 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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