Taptakumbha, aka: Tapta-kumbha; 3 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Taptakumbha (तप्तकुम्भ).—A hell. There are twentyeight hells according to Viṣṇu Purāṇa including Taptakumbha.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Taptakumbha (तप्तकुम्भ).—(Taptakuṇḍa, Viṣṇu-purāṇa); a hell, into which fall disloyal government servants, dealers in horses, gaolers, and women, those who have sexual intercourse with sisters, preceptor's wife, incestuous offenders, murderers of Kṣatriyas and Vaiśyas and slayers of royal emissary.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 147, 156; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 146, 154; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 6. 2 and 9-10.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Taptakumbha (तप्तकुम्भ).—Name of a hell.
Derivable forms: taptakumbhaḥ (तप्तकुम्भः).
Taptakumbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapta and kumbha (कुम्भ). See also (synonyms): taptakūpa.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
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The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)