Rupatanmatra, Rūpatanmātra, Rupa-tanmatra: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rupatanmatra in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Rūpatanmātra (रूपतन्मात्र) originates from Vāyu spontaneously by self modification, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—[...]  The bhūtādi again covers up the ākāśa, śabda-tanmātra, sparśa-tanmātra and the differentiated vāyu which then produces the rūpa-tanmātra which immediately produces the gross light (teja). The sparśatanmātra and the vāyu cover up the rūpatanmātra. Being thus conditioned, the differentiated gross teja produces the rasatanmātra from which again the gross water is produced. In a similar manner the rasatanmātra and the rūpatanmātra, being covered up, the differentiated gross water produces the gandhatanmātra, from which again the gross earth (pṛthivī) is produced.

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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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