Traipura: 11 definitions


Traipura 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)

[«previous next»] — Traipura in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Traipura (त्रैपुर).—The seventh of the twelve incarnations of Viṣṇu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 44. Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 75.

1b) A tribe on the other side of the Vindhyas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 64. Matsya-purāṇa 114. 53. Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 133.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Traipura (त्रैपुर) is another name for Tripura, a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Traipura (त्रैपुर) is a place name ending in pura mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Traipura is also known as Teor in the way that pura is changed to or.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Traipura (त्रैपुर).—

1) The Tripura country.

2) A ruler or inhabitant of that country.

Derivable forms: traipuraḥ (त्रैपुरः).

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

Traipura (त्रैपुर).—m.

(-raḥ) Tripura or Tipperah: see tripura. E. svārthe aṇ added to tripura .

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

Traipura (त्रैपुर).—i. e. tri-purā or rī + a, m. 1. pl. The inhabitants of Tripurā and Tripurī, i. e. the Cedis, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7443; Mahābhārata 6, 3855. 2. A prince of the Cedis.

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

Traipura (त्रैपुर).—[adjective] belonging to the three cities (cf. tripura); [masculine] [plural] the inhabitants of them.

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

1) Traipura (त्रैपुर):—[from traiṃśa] mfn. relating to Tri-pura, [Śāradā-tilaka xii]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Śiva’s conquest of T°-pura, [Bālarāmāyaṇa ii, 3/4]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of T°-pura, [Harivaṃśa 7443]

4) [v.s. ...] m. the inhabitants of Tripurī or the Cedis, [Mahābhārata vi, 3855]

5) [v.s. ...] sg. a Cedi prince, [ii, 1164].

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

Traipura (त्रैपुर):—[trai-pura] (raḥ) 1. m. Tripura.

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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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