Tapahsadhya, Tapaḥsādhya, Tapas-sadhya: 2 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Tapaḥsādhya (तपःसाध्य) refers to “performing penance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Nārada said to Himavat:—“[..] In a majestic person a defect does not produce misery. It may well cause misery in a non-majestic person. Sun, fire and Gaṅgā may be cited as examples. Hence you give your daughter in marriage to Śiva. That will be a wise step. Lord Śiva who is the sole lord, unchanging and without any aberration is worthy of being resorted to. By performing penance [i.e., tapaḥsādhya], Śiva can be propitiated quickly and He will accept her undoubtedly. [...]”.

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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»] — Tapahsadhya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tapaḥsādhya (तपःसाध्य):—[=tapaḥ-sādhya] [from tapaḥ > tap] mfn. to be accomplished by austerities.

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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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