Jalpat: 1 definition


Jalpat 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jalpat (जल्पत्) refers to “speaking”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after the people said witnessed Pārvatī’s penance: “Saying thus [i.e., jalpat], they praised the penance of Pārvatī and joyously returned to their abodes. Even persons of sturdy countenance praised her penance. O sage, listen to another surprising influence of the penance of Pārvatī, the mother of the universe. Even the naturally inimical beings in and around her hermitage became free from animosity due to her power. [...]”

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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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