Tamralipta, Tamra-lipta, Tāmralipta, Tāmraliptā: 9 definitions

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Tamralipta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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)

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).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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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.

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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 geogprahy

Source: 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.

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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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Source: 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: 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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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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