Tapada, Tāpada, Tapa-da: 3 definitions
Tapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Tāpada (तापद) refers to “suffering” or “destruction”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the solar or lunar eclipse should fall in the lunar month of Kārttika, persons who live by fire, the Magadhas, the eastern princes, the Kosalas, the Kalmāṣas, the Śūrasenas and the people of Benares will suffer miseries; the ruler of Kaliṅga with his ministers and servants and the Kṣatriyas will perish [i.e., tāpada] but there will be prosperity and plenty in the land”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Tāpada (तापद):—[=tāpa-da] [from tāpa] mfn. ifc. causing pain, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā v, 69.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tapadai.
Ends with (+46): Advaitapada, Akhyatapada, Amatapada, Amritapada, Anantapada, Anivartapada, Ashtapada, Askhalitapada, Avadhutapada, Avyaktapada, Bhattapada, Bhutapada, Cakrankitahastapada, Cakrankitapada, Chakrankitahastapada, Chittapada, Cittapada, Dhritapada, Drutapada, Hamstapada.
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