Tamralipti, aka: Tāmraliptī, Tāmralipti; 4 Definition(s)


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Tāmraliptī (ताम्रलिप्ती).—The śrī prefixed to the name of the city is unessential: the name is Tāmrapattana, which conceivably may be Tāmraliptī.

Source: Google Books: Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

India history and geogprahy

Tāmralipti (ताम्रलिप्ति).—It is at Tāmralipti (Tamluk at the mouths of the Ganges) that the Chinese pilgrims, Fa hien at the beginning of the 5th century and Yi-tsing at the end of the 7th century embarked in the return voyages from India to China. Without a doubt, it is also at Tamralipti that, at the time of the compilation of the Jātakas, the merchants [Saṃkha and Mahā Janaka] left Benares or Campā, in the Ganges valley, took to sea destined for Suvarṇabhūmi, the land of gold (Jātaka, IV, p. 15; VI, p. 34).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (history)

Tāmraliptī (ताम्रलिप्ती).—P.D. Ghosh (curator Ashutosh Musheum) thinks that Tāmraliptī was “one of the greatest and the oldest seaports of south East Asia”. There is a difference of opinion among historians wether Gange mentioned in the Periplus is the same as Tāmraliptī. Dr Moti Chandra thinks that Gambhira was probably another name of Tāmraliptī. According to Buddhist literature, even in the Gupta period it was a famous port on the eastern coast.

Source: Google Books: The Ports of India

Tāmraliptī (ताम्रलिप्ती).—The modern Tamluk. The district probably comprised the small but fertile tract of country lying to the westward of the Hūghli river, from Bardwān and Kalna on the north to the banks of the Kosai river on the south (Cunningham’s Ancient Geography of India, p. 504).

Source: archive.org: The ocean of story (history)
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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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