Tarapati, Tārāpati, Tara-pati: 4 definitions

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Tarapati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tārāpati (तारापति).—Lord of the stars; the moon.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 58.
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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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra

Tarapati (तरपति) refers to a “superintendents of ferries” and represents an official title used in the political management of townships in ancient India. Officers, ministers, and sovereigns bearing such titles [eg., Tarapati] were often present in ancient inscriptions when, for example, the king wanted to address his subjects or make an important announcement.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tarapati.—(IE 8-3; CII 4; HD), officer in charge of the ferries; superintendent of the ferries; cf. Tarika and Tairthika; but see Ep. Ind., Vol. XVII, p. 321, where Tarika and Tara- patika are separately mentioned, and Ep. Ind., Vol. XVIII, p. 306, text line 35 where Tarapati is likewise mentioned sepa- rately from Tarika. Note: tarapati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tārāpati (तारापति).—

1) the moon R.13.76.

2) Vāli.

3) Bṛhaspati.

4) Śiva.

Derivable forms: tārāpatiḥ (तारापतिः).

Tārāpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tārā and pati (पति).

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Tarapati (तरपति).—superintendent of ferries, EI.7.91;17.321

Derivable forms: tarapatiḥ (तरपतिः).

Tarapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tara and pati (पति).

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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. 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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