Tripatha, Tri-patha: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tripatha (त्रिपथ).—The name of a horse of the Moon's chariot.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 126. 52.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tripatha (त्रिपथ) refers to the “three paths”, according to all three of the basic Kubjikā texts, the Kubjikāmatatantra, Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā and Śrīmatottara.—Accordingly, “Everything generated within the Three Paths [i.e., tripatha-anta-samudbhava] is tranquil and has been placed in the (half-measure consisting of) three measures. Without the Three Paths the maṇḍala of the Yoni does not manifest. Without the Yoni there is no success (niṣpatti) in divine and profane matters. It is present (in all that is) most excellent, middling and the least. The three measures (mātrā) are said to be the Point, Power (śakti) and Sound. The abode, which is the Yoni (bhagālaya), is formed by the union of these three conjoined with the supreme half-measure that is (known as) Praṇava in the Kulāgama. Conjoined with the letters A, U and Ma, this Praṇava is action. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tripatha (त्रिपथ).—

1) the three paths taken collectively, i. e. the sky, atmosphere, and the earth, or the sky, earth and the lower world.

2) a place where three roads meet.

-thā an epithet of Mathura. °गा, °गामिनी (gā, °gāminī) an epithet of the Ganges; गङ्गा त्रिपथगामिनी (gaṅgā tripathagāminī); धृतसत्पथस्त्रिपथगामभितः स तमारुरोह पुरुहूतसुतः (dhṛtasatpathastripathagāmabhitaḥ sa tamāruroha puruhūtasutaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 6.1; Amaruśataka 99.

Derivable forms: tripatham (त्रिपथम्).

Tripatha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and patha (पथ).

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

Tripatha (त्रिपथ).—n.

(-thaṃ) 1. A place where three roads meet. 2. Three ways or paths. E. tri, and patha a road.

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

Tripatha (त्रिपथ).—[neuter] the triple path (the sky, earth, & atmosphere or lower world).

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

1) Tripatha (त्रिपथ):—[=tri-patha] [from tri] in [compound] ‘= -jagat

2) [v.s. ...] n. a place where 3 roads meet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. reached by 3 roads (Mathurā), [Rasikaramaṇa xi, 21]

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

Tripatha (त्रिपथ):—[tri-patha] (thaṃ) 1. n. Place were three roads meet; three ways.

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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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