Tittibhi, Ṭiṭṭibhī: 2 definitions


Tittibhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Ṭiṭṭibhī (टिट्टिभी) or Ṭīṭibhī is the name of a woman who was falsely accused of being unchaste, according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly, as the Munis (hermits) said to Sītā while in the hermitage of Vālmīki: “... there is a famous bathing-place in this forest, called Ṭīṭibhasaras, for a certain chaste woman named Ṭiṭṭibhī, being falsely accused by her husband, who suspected her of familiarity with another man, in her helplessness invoked the goddess Earth and the Lokapālas, and they produced it for her justification. There let the wife of Rāma clear herself for our satisfaction”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ṭiṭṭibhī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ṭiṭṭibhī (टिट्टिभी):—[from ṭiṭṭibha] f. the female of the Ṭiṭṭibha bird, [Rāmāyaṇa (G) ii, 8, 43.]

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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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