Tapahklesha, Tapaḥkleśa, Tapas-klesha: 2 definitions

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Tapahklesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Tapaḥkleśa can be transliterated into English as Tapahklesa or Tapahklesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tapahklesha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tapaḥkleśa (तपःक्लेश) refers to the “misery occasioned by penance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, after Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā) granted a boon to Menā:—“Saying so, the Goddess Śivā vanished from there even as Menā was watching. O dear one, on getting the desired boon from the Goddess, Menā attained immeasurable joy. Her misery occasioned by penance [i.e., tapaḥkleśa] vanished. Bowing down in that direction, the chaste lady of delighted mind returned to her abode repeating the benedictory word “Jaya” (be victorious)”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tapahklesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tapaḥkleśa (तपःक्लेश).—the pain of religious austerity.

Derivable forms: tapaḥkleśaḥ (तपःक्लेशः).

Tapaḥkleśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapas and kleśa (क्लेश).

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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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