Tapoda, Tapodā: 5 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A large lake below the Vebhara mountain, outside Rajagaha. The lake was cool, but the stream flowing from it, also called Tapoda (Vin.iii.108; iv.116f; DA.i.35; UdA.110), was hot. Around it was the Tapodarama (q.v.).

It is said (SA.i.30f; Sp.ii.512) that the water of the river was hot because it flowed between two Lohakumbhi nirayas, which existed under Rajagaha. The lake was the playground of the Nagas who dwelt at the foot of the Vebhara mountain. Monks and recluses were evidently in the habit of going to the Tapoda to bathe in the hot springs. Thus, we find Samiddhi being questioned by a deity as he dried himself after bathing in the Tapoda (S.i.8ff; M.iii.192ff; J.ii.56), and the Anguttara Nikaya (v.196f) records a discussion between Ananda and the paribbajaka Kokanuda, on the banks of the Tapoda, where they had gone to bathe.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tapoda (तपोद).—m. or nt., °dā (= Pali Tapodā, name of a lake and its outlet river at Rājagaha), name of one or more bodies of water (lake, spring[s], river ?) at Rājagṛha: tapoda-dvāreṇa Rājagṛhaṃ…prāvikṣat Lalitavistara 240.1 (prose), entered R. by the gate of that-which-has-warm-water, so Tibetan, chu dron can gyi (of that which has warm water) sgo nas (by gate); the gate was named for warm springs or for the river outlet from them; (rājagṛhe samasamaṃ giriyagra- [v.l. giri-m-agra-]-samājaṃ) nāma parvaṃ vartati pañ- cānāṃ tapoda-śatānāṃ (so read for ed. tapo-śa°; mss. tapa-śa°, capośata-śa°). tatra dāni pañcahi tapoda-(so read, ed. tapo-, mss. tapa-, tapota-)-śatehi pañca udyāna- śatāni Mahāvastu iii.57.7, at R. at the same time there took place the festival called Mountain-top-gathering, of 500 Warm Springs. Now at these 500 Warm Springs there were 500 pleasure-parks; Tapodā, as in Pali name of a river at Rājagṛha, [Page250-a+ 71] Pischel, SBBA 1904 p. 813 fol. 158a; name of a river Mahā-Māyūrī 253.7 (doubtless the same).

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

1) Tapoda (तपोद):—[=tapo-da] [from tapo > tap] a n. ‘granting religious merit’, Name of a Tīrtha, [Harivaṃśa 9524.]

2) [v.s. ...] b any sacred place, [Buddha-carita]

[Sanskrit to German]

Tapoda in German

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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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