Tirupati, Thirupati, Tiruppaṭi: 5 definitions

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Tirupati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Tirupati (तिरुपति).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.64, “Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu next arrived at Tirupati and Tirumala, where He saw a four-handed Deity. Then He next proceeded toward Veṅkaṭa Hill”.

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura has actually described the chronological order of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s visit. The Tirupati temple is sometimes called Tirupaṭura. It is situated on the northern side of Arcot in the district of Candragiri. It is a famous holy place of pilgrimage. In pursuance of His name, Veṅkaṭeśvara, the four-handed Lord Viṣṇu, the Deity of Bālājī, with His potencies named Śrī and Bhū, is located on Veṅkaṭa Hill, about eight miles from Tirupati.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Tirupati is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Tirupati.—A very famous holy city in the Chandra-gin taluq of the N. Arcot district. In Lower Tirupati, which stands in the plain, there are 15 temples, the chief of them being dedicated to Govinda-raja-swami (the brother of Venkateshwar) and Ramswami. Upper Tirupati, usually called Tirumala (from Tirumalai, holy hill), stands on the top of the range, six miles north west of Lower Tirupati. Its chief divinity is Venkateshwar. (North Arcot Manual, 142-153).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Tirupati in India is the name of a plant defined with Selaginella rupestris in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Stachygynandrum rupestre (L.) P. Beauv. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Preslia (1992)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Prodrome des Cinquième et Sixième Familles de l’Aethéogamie (1805)
· Species Plantarum
· Hedwigia (1900)
· Flora (1838)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tirupati (ತಿರುಪತಿ):—

1) [noun] a temple (in gen.).

2) [noun] a hill (or a range of seven hills) in Andhra Pradesh, in South India, famous centre for Hindu pilgrims.

3) [noun] (sl.) a spending of money (against one’s wish.

4) [noun] ತಿರುಪತಿ ಆಗು [tirupati agu] tirupatiāgu (money) to be lost or spent (against one’s wish); ತಿರುಪತಿ ಕ್ಷೌರ [tirupati kshaura] tirupati kṣaura a work done carelessly in a slipshod manner or left half-done.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tiruppaṭi (திருப்படி) [tiru-paṭi] noun < idem. +. Step at the entrance of a temple; கோயிலின் வாசற்படி. [koyilin vasarpadi.] Nāñ.

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Tiruppati (திருப்பதி) [tiru-pati] noun < திரு [thiru] +.

1. Any sacred shrine; கடவுள்கோயில்கொண்ட புண்ணியத் தலம். [kadavulkoyilkonda punniyath thalam.]

2. Tirupati, a Viṣṇu shrine; திருவேங் கடம் என்னுந் திருமால் தலம். [thiruveng kadam ennun thirumal thalam.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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