Talpa: 13 definitions

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Talpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Talpa (तल्प) refers to a “bed”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] His heart is agitated with sexual desire. His lotus face displays a faint smile. This is how the Yogin should visualise his body for a long time, as transformed into Śiva. All his limbs are perfumed with sandal, aloe, camphor, musk and saffron. He has a beautiful face. He is surrounded by millions of gem islands, in a chamber on a fine bed (sat-talpa-madhyaga)”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Talpa (तल्प) is the regular term for ‘bed’ or ‘couch’ from the Ṛgveda and the Atharvaveda onwards. One made of Udumbara wood is mentioned in the Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa. The violation of the bed of a Guru, or teacher, is already mentioned in the Chāndogya-upaniṣad, while the adjective talpya, ‘born in the nuptial couch’, denotes ‘legitimate’ in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

talpa (तल्प).—n S A bed or cot, any sleeping couch.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Talpa (तल्प).—[tal-pak Uṇādi-sūtra 3.28]

1) A couch, bed, sofa; सपदि विगतनिद्रस्तल्पमुज्झाञ्चकार (sapadi vigatanidrastalpamujjhāñcakāra) R.5.75 'left the bed', 'rose'.

2) (Fig.) A wife (as in gurutalpaga q. v.); Chān. Up.5.1.9.

3) The seat of a carriage.

4) An upper storey, a turret, tower; विशीर्णतल्पादृशतो निवेशः पर्यस्तशालः प्रभुणा विना मे (viśīrṇatalpādṛśato niveśaḥ paryastaśālaḥ prabhuṇā vinā me) R.16.11.

5) A guard, one who protects; तल्पैश्चाभ्यासिकैर्युक्त शुशुभे योधरक्षितम् (talpaiścābhyāsikairyukta śuśubhe yodharakṣitam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.27.34 (talpaiḥ rakṣibhiḥ puruṣaiḥ com.)

6) (with adhigam) Sexual intercourse; श्राद्धभुग् वृषलीतल्पं तदहर्योऽधिगच्छति (śrāddhabhug vṛṣalītalpaṃ tadaharyo'dhigacchati) Manusmṛti 3.25.

-lpā A couch bed; तल्पा नः सुशेवा (talpā naḥ suśevā) Av.13.1.17.

Derivable forms: talpaḥ (तल्पः), talpam (तल्पम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Talpa (तल्प).—mfn.

(-lpaḥ-lpā-lpaṃ) 1. A bed. 2. An upper story, a room on the top of a house, a turret, a tower or keep. 3. A wife. E. tal to fix, Unadi affix pak.

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

Talpa (तल्प).—m. and n. 1. A bed, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 3. 2. A turret, Mahābhārata 1, 7577.

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

Talpa (तल्प).—[masculine] (ā [feminine]) bed, couch, [figuratively] = wedlock.

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Tālpa (ताल्प).—[adjective] born of the marriage-bed.

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

1) Talpa (तल्प):—(n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) m. (√tṛp) a couch, bed, sofa, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā vi; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [Rājataraṅgiṇī ii, 166]; lpam ā-√vas, ‘to defile any one’s marriage-bed’ [Chāndogya-upaniṣad v, 10, 9]; lpam-adhi-√gam, ‘to have sexual intercourse with’ [in [compound]] [Manu-smṛti iii, 250])

2) the seat of a carriage, [Mahābhārata iii, 14917; vii, 1626]

3) an upper story, room on the top of a house, turret, [i, 7577]

4) = guru-, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra xxiii, 12]

5) a raft, boat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a wife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Talpā (तल्पा):—[from talpa] f. a couch, [Atharva-veda xiii, 1, 17.]

8) Tālpa (ताल्प):—mfn. (= talpya) born in a marriage-bed (talpa), [Kauśika-sūtra 17.]

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

Talpa (तल्प):—[(lpaḥ-lpaṃ)] 1. m. n. A bed; an upper room; a turret; a wife.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Talpa (तल्प) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tappa.

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Talpa in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Talpa (ತಲ್ಪ):—

1) [noun] a mattress used to sleep on, consisting of a quilted or similarly fastened case, usu. of heavy cloth; a bed.

2) [noun] a woman as related to the man whom she is married to; a wife.

3) [noun] a building having more than one floor; a multi-storeyed building.

4) [noun] a rigid floating platform made of wooden beams or planks connected closely to each other; a raft.

5) [noun] a pond or lake.

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Taḷpa (ತಳ್ಪ):—

1) [noun] a mattress used to sleep on, consisting of a quilted or similarly fastened case, usu. of heavy cloth; a bed.

2) [noun] a woman as related to the man whom she is married to; a wife.

3) [noun] a building having more than one floor; a multi-storeyed building.

4) [noun] a rigid floating platform made of wooden beams or planks connected closely to each other; a raft.

5) [noun] a pond or lake.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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