Tripundra, aka: Tripuṇḍra, Tri-pundra; 5 Definition(s)
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Tripuṇḍra (त्रिपुण्ड्र).—A mark on the forehead.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 38. 22.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Tripuṇḍra (त्रिपुण्ड्र, “three stripes of ash”):—Śaivas in Nīlakaṇṭha’s day, as they do at present, commonly applied to their foreheads three stripes of ash known as the tripuṇḍra. It is also stated in the Merutantra: “The tripuṇḍra with fragrant sandal paste for devotees of Siva accompanied by the goddess.”Source: Academia.edu: A New Public Theology
Languages of India and abroad
tripuṇḍra (त्रिपुंड्र).—m n S Three horizontal lines drawn on the forehead with ashes by the smārtta sect (worshipers of śiva): also three vertical lines drawn with gōpī- candana or chalk by the vaiṣṇava sect (worshipers of viṣṇu): also attrib. bearing upon the forehead these distinctive or sectarial lines.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tripuṇḍra (त्रिपुंड्र).—m n Three horizontal lines drawn on the forehead with ashes by the smārta sect; also three vertical lines drawn with gōpīcandana or chalk by the vaiṣṇava sect. a Bearing upon the forehead these distinctive or sectarial lines.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Tripuṇḍra (त्रिपुण्ड्र).—a mark on the forehead consisting of three lines made with cowdung ashes.
Derivable forms: tripuṇḍram (त्रिपुण्ड्रम्).
Tripuṇḍra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and puṇḍra (पुण्ड्र). See also (synonyms): tripuṇḍraka.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 24 - The greatness of the holy ashes (bhasma) < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 25 - The greatness of Rudrākṣa < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 13 - The mode of worshipping Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 13 - On the greatness of Bhasma < [Book 11]
Chapter 9 - On the rules of Śirovrata < [Book 11]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXVI - Śākta Sādhanā (the Ordinary Ritual) < [Section 3 - Ritual]