Paramtapa, aka: Paraṃtapa; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 17.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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”.

Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa
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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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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).

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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