Tamralipti, Tāmraliptī, Tāmralipti: 7 definitions


Tamralipti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Tamralipti in Hinduism glossary
Source: Google Books: Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

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

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Tamralipti in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Tāmraliptī (ताम्रलिप्ती) is the name of a city associated with Vaṅga, which refers to one of the 25½ countries of the Kṣetrāryas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-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:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions [e.g., kṣetra (country)]. [...] The kṣetrāryas are born in the 15 Karmabhumis. Here in Bharata they have 25½ places of origin (e.g., Vaṅga), distinguishable by cities (e.g., Tāmraliptī) in which the birth of Tīrthakṛts, Cakrabhṛts, Kṛṣṇas, and Balas takes place”.

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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (history)

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: Google Books: The Ports of India

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

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).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tamralipti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāmraliptī (ताम्रलिप्ती):—[=tāmra-liptī] [from tāmra-lipta > tāmra] f. idem (= tāma-l), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Tāmralipti (ताम्रलिप्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tāmalitti.

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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 (even English!). 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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