Tarpita, Tarpitā: 7 definitions

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Tarpita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tarpitā (तर्पिता) refers to “libation”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata verse 4.71-75.—Accordingly, “(Kuṇḍalinī) bestows (marital) bliss and so is said to be Nityā (the Eternal Woman). [...] O Supreme Goddess! Once cast the Two Drops in the belly, one who is sustained by her, O Gaurī, obtains supreme marital bliss. [...] (As such) she is subtle. I will (now) explain how she is in a gross form. She who is the first (and foremost energy) present in touch and the rest (of the sensations) above and below (at the extremities of the breath) is offered libation (tarpitā) by the union of man and woman. Residing on the plane of the Neuter she is (the one) energy and her form is (made of all the) energies. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Tarpita (तर्पित) refers to “(being) pleased” (i.e., pleasing a deity with oblations), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.9-15ab]—“[...] Even for someone gone to Yama’s abode [i.e., someone who has died], great peace arises quickly. Mṛtyujit is sure to destroy death when pleased (tarpita) with an oblation of fragrant ghee put into a fire fueled by milk-tree wood”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tarpita (तर्पित).—p S Pleased, gratified, satisfied.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tarpita (तर्पित).—a. Pleased, gratified.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tarpita (तर्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Pleased, satisfied. E. tṛp to be pleased, kta affix, with iṭ.

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

Tarpita (तर्पित):—[from tarpaka] mfn. satisfied, [Mahābhārata v; Rāmāyaṇa i, 53] (su-).

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

Tarpita (तर्पित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Satisfied.

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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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