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Pipīlikā, aka: Pipilika; 5 Definition(s)

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Pipīlikā (पिपीलिका).—The love quarrels between two ants, husband and wife, the husband having given pieces of modaka to some other she ant, the wife ant resented, the husband repented and promised to behave better in future;1 marching north they forebode evil.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 20. 39.
  • 2) Ib. 238. 7.
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Pipīlikā (पिपीलिका) in the Atharvaveda and later denotes an ‘ant’, the form of the word referring doubtless not so much to the small species of ant, as it is taken in the later lexicons, but rather to the insect’s tiny size, which would naturally be expressed by a diminutive formation of the name. The form Pipīlaka is found in the Chāndogya-upaniṣad.

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Pipīlikā (पिपीलिका):—Sanskrit name of one of the thirty-two female deities of the Somamaṇḍala (second maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. These goddesses are situated on a ring of sixteen petals and represent the thirty-two syllables of the Aghoramantra. Each deity (including Pipīlikā) is small, plump and large-bellied. They can assume any form at will, have sixteen arms each, and are all mounted on a different animal.

Added: 22.Nov.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism - Tantra
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Pipīlikā, (f.) & pipillika (cp. Vedic pipīlikā, pipīlaka & pipīlika; BSk. pipīlaka AvŚ II. 130 (kunta°). See also kipillikā) ant J. III, 276 (BB kipillikā); Sdhp. 23; as pipillikā at J. I, 202. (Page 459)

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pipīlikā : (f.) an ant.

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