Anuttarapuja, Anuttarapūjā, Anuttara-puja: 2 definitions
Anuttarapuja means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Anuttarapūjā (अनुत्तरपूजा) or saptavidhānuttarapūjā refers to the “seven supreme offerings” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 14):
- vandanā (worshipping),
- pūjanā (honouring),
- pāpadeśanā (confessing faults),
- anumodanā (rejoicing),
- adhyeṣaṇā (requesting instruction),
- bodhicittotpāda (the generating of a mind set on Awakening),
- pariṇāmanā (developing (that mind)),
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., anuttara-pūjā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anuttarapūjā (अनुत्तरपूजा):—[=an-uttara-pūjā] [from an-uttara] f. (with Buddhists) highest worship (of seven kinds
2) [v.s. ...] cf. vandana), [Dharmasaṃgraha 14].
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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