Tapobala, Tapōbala, Tapas-bala: 6 definitions


Tapobala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tapobala (तपोबल) refers to “(the power of) penance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to her parents and others: “[...] With my penance alone here itself, I shall bring Him who burnt Kāma and the mountainous forest. Sadāśiva can be easily served through penance [i.e., tapobala]. Ye fortunate Sirs, please know this truth. I am telling you the truth”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tapōbala (तपोबल).—n (S) Power (esp. superhuman) acquired by devout austerities.

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

tapōbala (तपोबल).—n Power acquired by devout austerities.

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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

Tapobala (तपोबल).—the power acquired by religious austerities; efficacy or potency of devotion.

Derivable forms: tapobalam (तपोबलम्).

Tapobala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapas and bala (बल). See also (synonyms): tapaḥprabhāva.

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

Tapobala (तपोबल):—[=tapo-bala] [from tapo > tap] m. the power acquired by religious austerities, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iv, 5; 15; Manu-smṛti xi, 241; Rāmāyaṇa i.]

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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

Tapōbala (ತಪೋಬಲ):—[noun] the mystic power got by long penance and religious austerity; efficacy or potency of devotion.

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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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