Tapahprabhava, Tapaḥprabhāva, Tapas-prabhava: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tapahprabhava in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Tapaḥprabhāva (तपःप्रभाव) refers to the “power of penance”, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.2.13 (“The Greatness of Kapoteśa and Bilveśvara”).—Accordingly: as Jaimini said to the Sages: “[...] [Dhūrjaṭi (Śiva)] went to the holy spot Kuśasthalī. He performed a very severe penance near Nīla mountain. [...] By the power of his penance [i.e., tapaḥprabhāva] that holy spot became one comparable to Vṛndāvana, the forest near Gokula. Its interior was rendered splendid by lakes, ponds, reservoirs and rivers. It was full of different kinds of trees and creepers (laden) with fruits and flowers of all seasons. It was resonant with the humming sounds of bees inebriated with honey. It was full of different kinds of flocks of birds. It was a comfortable place of resort for all creatures. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tapaḥprabhāva (तपःप्रभाव).—the power acquired by religious austerities; efficacy or potency of devotion.

Derivable forms: tapaḥprabhāvaḥ (तपःप्रभावः).

Tapaḥprabhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapas and prabhāva (प्रभाव). See also (synonyms): tapobala.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tapaḥprabhāva (तपःप्रभाव):—[=tapaḥ-prabhāva] [from tapaḥ > tap] m. supernatural power (acquired by) austerities, [Śakuntalā vii.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tapahprabhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tapaḥprabhāva (ತಪಃಪ್ರಭಾವ):—[noun] the mystic power got by long penance and religious austerity.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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