Tamralipta, Tāmralipta, Tāmraliptā, Tamra-lipta: 13 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—A King in ancient Bhārata. Sahadeva during his victory march conquered this King. (Śloka 24, Chapter 30, Sabhā Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 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.
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.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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.
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’.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त) (or Tāmraliptaka, Tāmalipita) refers to a country [identified the western mouth of the Ganges], belonging to “Pūrvā or Pūrvadeśa (eastern division)” classified under the constellations of Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya represent the eastern division consisting of [i.e., Tāmralipta] [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त) is the name of an ancient kingdom, according to chapter 4.2 [vāsupūjya-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as Vasupūjya and Jayā spoke to Vāsupūjya:—“All the existing kings, among men and the Vidyādharas, who are of good family, capable, heroic, wealthy, famous, possessing the fourfold army, known for guarding their subjects, free from blemish, faithful to engagements, always devoted to dharma, in Madhyadeśa, Vatsadeśa, [... the Tāmraliptas, ...] these now, son, beg us constantly through messengers, who are sent bearing valuable gifts, to give their daughters to you. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—Name of a country.
Derivable forms: tāmraliptaḥ (ताम्रलिप्तः).
Tāmralipta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāmra and lipta (लिप्त).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tāmralipta (ताम्रलिप्त):—[=tāmra-lipta] [from tāmra] m. [plural] Name of a people (living near the western mouth of the Ganges) and its country (vv.ll. tāma-l etc.), [Mahābhārata ii, 1874; Romakasiddhānta]
2) [v.s. ...] a prince of the Tāmra-liptas, [Mahābhārata i, 6993; ii, 1098]
3) Tāmraliptā (ताम्रलिप्ता):—[=tāmra-liptā] [from tāmra-lipta > tāmra] f. their capital, [Kathāsaritsāgara xiii, 54]
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