Tapahshraddha, Tapas-shraddha, Tapaḥśraddhā, Tapaśśraddhā, Tapash-shraddha, Tapashshraddha: 1 definition


Tapahshraddha 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 terms Tapaḥśraddhā and Tapaśśraddhā can be transliterated into English as Tapahsraddha or Tapahshraddha or Tapassraddha or Tapashshraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Tapaḥśraddhā (तपःश्रद्धा) refers to “performing penance with faith ”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O sage, the penance was completed by Diti who performed it with faith [i.e., tapaḥśraddhā]. Thereafter from him she conceived and delivered of a son. That son of Diti named Vajrāṅga (of adamantine limbs) was on a par with the gods. Befitting his name, his body was strong and powerful even from his very birth. At the bidding of his mother, he immediately abducted Indra, the lord of gods, the other gods and punished them in various ways. [...]”.

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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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