Tapasvi, Tapasvī: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tapasvī (तपस्वी).—A son born to Cākṣuṣa Manu of Naḍvalā. (Chapter 13, Aṃśa 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tapasvī (तपस्वी).—A sage of the epoch of the twelfth Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 28.

1b) A son of Cākṣuṣa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 79, 106; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 41.

1c) Is Kaśyapa; a sage of the epoch of the fourth Sāvarṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 92.

1d) A son of Manu and Naḍvalā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 5.

1e) A sage of the XII epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 35.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Tapasvi (तपस्वि).—One of the ten types of ‘nursing services’ (vaiyāvrata)? Who is a ‘penancer’ (tapasvi)? A person who observes the major vows and observes the twelve fold strenuous external and internal austerities is called a penancer.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tapasvī (तपस्वी).—m (S) One engaged wholly in the exercises of devotion and mortification, an austere devotee, an ascetic.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tapasvī (तपस्वी).—

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tapasvī (तपस्वी):—(nm and a) an ascetic, devoutly austere (person), one who practises self-mortification; hence [tapasvinī] (fem).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tapasvi (ತಪಸ್ವಿ):—

1) [noun] a man who leads a life of contemplation and extreme self-denial for realising the ultimate truth and principles of being.

2) [noun] a man who is extremely poor and lives on begging.

3) [noun] a man in pitiable condition.

4) [noun] the fragrant plant Artemisia pallens of Asteraceae family.

5) [noun] the plant Terminalia catapa of Combretaceae family; country almond.

6) [noun] the tree Holoptelia integrifolia (= Ulmus integrifolia) of Ulmaceae family; jungle cork tree.

7) [noun] fire.

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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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