Taporati, Taporāti: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Taporati (तपोरति) refers to “one’s interest in penance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] O gentle lady, are you the wife of an ascetic who does not provide you with food and shelter and so leaving you has gone to another place? Tell me, in which family are you born? Who is your father? What are your undertakings? You are very fortunate. Futile is your interest in penance [i.e., taporati]. Are you the mother of the Vedas? Are you Lakṣmī or Sarasvatī? I dare not guess who you are?”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Taporāti (तपोराति).—(Paulaha): a sage of the epoch of the 4th Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 92.

1b) A son of Tāmasa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 17.

1c) A sage of the XII epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 35.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Taporati (तपोरति).—[adjective] delighting in penance.

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

1) Taporati (तपोरति):—[=tapo-rati] [from tapo > tap] mfn. idem, [i, 1838]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Manu Tāmasa, [Harivaṃśa 429]

3) [v.s. ...] = -ravi, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa iii, 2, 34.]

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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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