Paramtapa, Paraṃtapa: 3 definitions

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Paramtapa 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)

[«previous (P) next»] — Paramtapa in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Paraṃtapa (परंतप).—A son of Tāmasa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 17.
Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa

Paraṃtapa (परंतप) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), according to the Harivaṃśa-purāṇa 1.7.20-29:—“In the Tāmasa-manvantara there were the gods called Satya. Tāmasa Manu had ten very strong sons, known as Dyuti, Tapasya, Sutapa, Tapomūla, Tapodhana, Taparati, Kalmāṣa, Tanvī, Dhanvī and Paraṃtapa. All of them were owned by vāyu”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Paramtapa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paraṃtapa (परंतप).—a. [cf. P.III.2.39] Annoying or vexing others, subduing one's enemy; Bg.4.2; यः कश्चन रघूणां हि परमेकः परंतपः (yaḥ kaścana raghūṇāṃ hi paramekaḥ paraṃtapaḥ) R.15.7.

-paḥ A hero, conqueror.

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Paraṃtapa (परंतप).—a. Destroying foes (a hero).

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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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