Arupa, Arūpa, Arūpā: 22 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Arup.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Arūpa (अरूप) refers to the “formless” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to the formless (arūpa) Being of immense form, the great, of unlimited power, the lord of the three worlds, the witness of all and all-pervasive”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Arūpā (अरूपा).—One of Dakṣa’s daughters. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 46).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Arūpa (अरूप).—A mantrakṛt.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 97.
1b) The people of a Janapada on the other side of the Vindhyas. (anūpas—vā. p.).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 54; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 134.
2) Arūpā (अरूपा).—A daughter of Riṣṭa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 48.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Arupa in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Triticum aestivum from the Poaceae (Grass) family. For the possible medicinal usage of arupa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Arūpa (अरूप) refers to the “formless”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Abandon (both) form (rūpa) and the formless [i.e., arūpa]. Practice what is beyond form. All this (divine body) is in the form of a container (of the supreme state). It is the radiant energy which is all things. One who desires the (supreme) good should abandon everything. It is as useless as rotten meat. O god, there is nothing at all (of deity) in the navel, heart, mouth, and nose, nothing at all between the eyebrows, forehead, in the middle of the palate, or within the uvula, head and eyes. [...]”.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
Absence of matter.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
In Jainism, 'arupi' stands for 'non-material'. Probably the same as arupa.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
arūpa : (adj.) formless; incorporeal; non-substantial.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Arūpa, (adj.) (a + rūpa) without form or body, incorporeal, D. I, 195 sq. ; III, 240; Sn. 755; It. 62; Sdhp. 228, 463, 480. See details under rūpa.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
arupa (अरुप).—a S (Poetry.) Void of figure or form;--used of Brahma, air, sound &c. Ex. a0 tēṃ rupāsa ālēṃ ||
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Formless, shapeless.
2) Ugly, deformed.
3) Dissimilar, unlike.
-pam 1 A bad or ugly figure. तामरूपामसतीं भक्षयिष्यामि मानुषीम् (tāmarūpāmasatīṃ bhakṣayiṣyāmi mānuṣīm) Rām
2) The Pradhāna of the Sāṅkhyas and Brahman of the Vedāntins.
4) Not possessed of द्रव्य (dravya) and देवता (devatā); अरूपः शब्दः श्रूयमाणः (arūpaḥ śabdaḥ śrūyamāṇaḥ) &c. ŚB. on MS.4.4.1. (It may be observed that dravya and devatā form the rūpa or form of a sacrifice).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ārūpa (आरूप).—nt. (= ārūpya; compare ārūpin), formlessness: Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 312.8(—9) ārūpya-rūpaṃ hy ārūpair…(9) rūpaṃ darśyanti sattvānāṃ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ-pā-pī-paṃ) 1. Formless, shapeless. 2. Ugly. ill formed, mishapen. 3. Dissimilar, unlike. E. a neg. rūpa beauty.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arūpa (अरूप).—adj., f. pā, disfigured, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 23, 43.
Arūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and rūpa (रूप).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arūpa (अरूप).—[adjective] shapeless, ill formed, ugly.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Arūpa (अरूप):—[=a-rūpa] mf(ā)n. formless, shapeless, [Pbr.; Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad]
2) [v.s. ...] ugly, ill-formed, [Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] emancipation (= nirvāṇa), [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 137]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Arūpa (अरूप):—[a-rūpa] (paḥ-pā-paṃ) a. Ugly.
2) [(paḥ-pā-paṃ) a.] Unseen, invisible.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Arūpa (अरूप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Arūva.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Arūpa (अरूप) [Also spelled arup]:—(a) formless.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Arūpa (ಅರೂಪ):—[adjective] having no shape or form; formless; shapeless.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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