Tapodhama, Tapodhāma, Tapas-dhama: 1 definition


Tapodhama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tapodhāma (तपोधाम) refers to “one who is the abode of penance” and is used to describe Himācala, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “I have come to perform penance in secret on your top. Make arrangements so that none should be able to come near me. You are a noble soul, the abode of penance [i.e., tapodhāma] and permanent residence of sages, gods, demons and other great men. You are the permanent residence of brahmins and others; you are always sanctified by Gaṅgā; you render help to others and you are the lord and king of all mountains. [...]”.

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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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