Taittiriya, aka: Taittirīya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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The Taittiriya Upanishad is one of the older, "primary" Upanishads. It is divided into three sections or vallis:

  1. the Siksha Valli,
  2. the Brahmananda Valli and
  3. the Bhrigu Valli.

Each Valli further subdivided into anuvakas or verses.

The Siksha Valli deals with the discipline of Shiksha (the study of phonetics and pronunciation).

Source: WikiPedia: Upanishads
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Taittirīya (तैत्तिरीय).—Yajus-śākha; when Yājñavalkya vomitted the Yajus due to a misunderstanding with his Guru, the other sages who were pupils of Vaiśampāyana became transformed into Tittirā birds and received those portions of the Yajurveda. Hence the name Taittirīya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 64-5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 75; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 5. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 66.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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Taittirīya (तैत्तिरीय).—m. (pl.) The followers of the Taittirīya school of the Yajurveda.

-yaḥ The Taittirīya branch of the Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).

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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