Tamralipta, aka: Tāmralipta, Tāmraliptā, Tamra-lipta; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—A King in ancient Bhārata. Sahadeva during his victory march conquered this King. (Śloka 24, Chapter 30, Sabhā Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—The territory under King Devarakṣita;1 an eastern country and tribe; a Janapada of the east.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 64.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 51; III. 74. 197; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 45; 121. 50; 163. 72; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 123; 99. 385.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tāmralipta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Tāmraliptā (ताम्रलिप्ता) is the name of an ancient city first mentioned in the Story of Devasmitā of the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 13. The story was told by Vasantaka to Vāsavadattā in order to divert her thoughts as she was anxiously awaiting her marriage with Udayana.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Tāmraliptā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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India history and geogprahy

Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त) or Tanmolihti corresponds to the modern Tamluk in the Midnāpur district.—From Samataṭa, the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang journeyed towards the West for over 900 li and reached Tanmolihti, or Tāmralipta, the modern Tamluk in the Midnāpur district. Samataṭa is a place-name without suffix and is mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 1. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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-English dictionary

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Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—Name of a country.

Derivable forms: tāmraliptaḥ (ताम्रलिप्तः).

Tāmralipta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāmra and lipta (लिप्त).

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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