Tapiccha, Tāpiccha: 8 definitions



Tapiccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tapichchha.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara

Tapiccha is the name of a tree mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D).—Tapiccha is always mentioned with Kimshuka-ashoka tree and is famous for its smokey colour.

Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees (e.g., Tapiccha), creepers medicinal and flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Travel through the thick, high, impregnable and extensive Vindhya forest is a typical feature of many travel-stories. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Tapiccha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāpiccha (तापिच्छ).—The Tamāla tree or its flower (-n.); प्रफुल्लतापिच्छनिभैरभीषुभिः (praphullatāpicchanibhairabhīṣubhiḥ) Śi.1.22; व्योम्नस्तापिच्छगुच्छावलिभिरिव तमोवल्लरीभिर्व्रियन्ते (vyomnastāpicchagucchāvalibhiriva tamovallarībhirvriyante) Māl.5.6. (tāpiñja used in the same sense).

Derivable forms: tāpicchaḥ (तापिच्छः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāpiccha (तापिच्छ).—m.

(-cchaḥ) A tree bearing dark blossoms, the Tamala: see the next, tāpinaṃ chādayati chada-ḍa pṛṣo0 . tamālavṛkṣe .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāpiccha (तापिच्छ).—m. A tree, Xanthochymus pictorius Roxb., [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 11, 11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāpiccha (तापिच्छ).—[masculine] [Name] of a plant.

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

Tāpiccha (तापिच्छ):—[from tāpika > tāpa] m. the Tamāla plant, [Mālatīmādhava v; Gīta-govinda xi, 11.]

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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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