Tairthika: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Tairthika (तैर्थिक) or Tīrthika refers to a “follower of a religion or a sect”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.50, 103.—In 17.50 the Cārvāka addresses the adherents of the orthodox faith as Tīrthika. In 17.103 the orthodox faith is characterised by one of its defenders as the Tīrthika way, i.e., the traditional path. [...] Pt. Śivadatta points out in a footnote in his edition that ṭhaka [?] will give the form Tairthika, and as a matter of fact, the Text accompanying Ms. C of Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita reads Tairthika. The form Tairthika is found also in Prabodhacandrodaya (N. S. edition, 1924), Act II, p. 65; Act III, p. 122. In another place (Act II, p. 74) the word occurs in its Prākrit form (evaṃ khu titthiā ālavanti). The Prakāśa commentary explains the word as Vaidika and Smārta; and the Tairthikas are referred to in the play by characters like the Cārvāka and the Kāpālika.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tairthika.—(EI 32), same as Tīrthika, a priest [of the non- Buddhists]. (IE 8-3), cf. Tūthika (EI 1; LL), ferry-officer or officer in charge of the places of pilgrimage. Note: tairthika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tairthika (तैर्थिक).—a.

1) Sacred, holy.

3) Coming from a sacred place; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.127.12.

3) Frequenting sacred places or shrines.

-kaḥ 1 An ascetic.

2) One who propounds a new religious or philosophical doctrine.

-kam Holy water (such as that brought from a sacred bathingplace).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tairthika (तैर्थिक).—adj. (from tīrtha-, in tīrtha-kara, etc.), heretical: °ka-dṛṣṭi- Kāraṇḍavvūha 29.21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tairthika (तैर्थिक).—i. e. tīrtha + ika, adj. 1. Coming from holy places, Mahābhārata 3, 8085. 2. Frequenting holy places, an ascetic, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 19. 3. Holy(?), Mahābhārata 13, 6066.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tairthika (तैर्थिक).—[adjective] sectarian, heretical, [masculine] a worthy person, an authority; [neuter] water from a sacred bathing-place.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tairthika (तैर्थिक):—[from tairtha] mfn. ([gana] chedādi) = tīrth, addicted or relating to another creed, heterodox, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha xi, 62]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a dignified person, authority, [Prabodha-candrodaya ii, 13/14]

3) [v.s. ...] n. water from a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata iii, 8085]

4) [v.s. ...] = tīrthacaryā (?), [, xiii, 6066.]

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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 (even English!). 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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