Tapatya, aka: Tāpatya; 2 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tāpatya (तापत्य).—Kuru was the son born to king Saṃvaraṇa of his wife Tapatī. All the descendants of Kuru were known as Kauravas and because they were of the generation of Tapatī, they were known as Tāpatyas also. The young Gandharva, Citraratha, who fought against Arjuna on the banks of the river, Gaṅgā addressed Arjuna as Tāpatya. (Śloka 79, Chapter 169, Ādi Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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