Tapi, Tāpī: 16 definitions


Tapi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Tāpī (तापी).—Name of a river originating from Vindhya, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.

Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tāpī (तापी).—A river in Bhāratavarṣa rising in the Vindhyas;1 visited by Balarāma.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 32; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 27.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 102; Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 79. 20.

1b) A R. rises from the Ṛkṣa hill.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 11.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Tāpī (तापी) is the name of a river, mentioned as flowing ten yojanas away from Nandāvaṭa of the Ābhīra country, according to the Udayasundarīkathā. It is here that a gardener named Vasantaśīla chased the parrot Citraśikha whom he heard reciting a stanza after flying out of a Buddhist temple.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Tāpī (तापी).—One of the four rivers if India mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—The river Tāpī has its source from the Vindhyapādas i.e. Sātpurā range and falls into the Arabian Sea near Surat. It is said to be the daughter of the sun, (Bhānumataḥ sutā,) still the water of the river consists of the coolness of the moon. It is, at a distance of ten yojanas from Nandāvaṭapura

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Tāpī (तापी) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Tāpī or Tāpatī is a river, which is rises from the Vindhyas and falls into the Arabian Sea near Surat.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Tāpi (तापि) is an important river whose water (jala) qualities are described in the Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different types of water (jala) and their properties are mentioned here [viz., in jala-prakaraṇa]. The text explains the qualities of the water of certain important rivers like [viz., Tāpi].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Tāpī (तापी) is the name of a River, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Mars also presides over Nāsika Bhogavardhana, Virāṭa, the countries bordering on the Vindhya mountains and over the people living on the banks of the Tāpī and the Gomatī. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Tāpī (तापी) is the name of a river mentioned in two similair inscriptions sponsored by Uṣavadāta, the son-in-law of Nahapāna. According to the inscription, Uṣavadāta established free crossings at rivers such as Tāpī. He also established public watering-stations on both banks of these rivers. The first inscription is found at Karle (ancient Valūraka) and the other on the wall of a rock-cut cave at Nasik.

The Kṣaharātas called themselves kṣatrapas (originally referring to military governors of the Achaemenid empire) and established a small kingdom in modern Gujarat. In the middle of the first century, a ruler named Kṣaharāta Kṣatrapa Nahapāna obtained several Sātavāhana establishments which were later recaptured by Gautamīputra Śrī Sātakarṇi.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Tāpī (तापी) is the name of a river found in India.—It is known as Tāptī now-a-days, near Surat in Gujarat.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tapi : (aor. of tapati) shined.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tapī (तपी).—a (tapa) That is engaged wholly in the exercises of devotion and mortification.

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tāpī (तापी).—f The river Tapi at Surat.

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

tapī (तपी).—a That is engaged wholly in tapa.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāpī (तापी).—

1) Name of the river Tāptī, which joins the sea near Surat.

2) The river Yamunā.

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

1) Tāpī (तापी):—[from tāpa] a f. the Taptī river (‘also the Yamunā river’ [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Harivaṃśa ii, 109, 30; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 19, 18; x, 79, 20]

2) [from tāpa] b f. of pa q.v.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tāpī (तापी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tāvī.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tapi (ತಪಿ):—[noun] the sun.

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Tāpi (ತಾಪಿ):—

1) [adjective] suffering from (excessive) heat.

2) [adjective] suffering from bodily fever or mental distress.

3) [adjective] heating; making worm or hot.

4) [adjective] causing trouble; distressing.

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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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