Campeya, Cāmpeya, Cāṃpeya: 11 definitions



Campeya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Champeya.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (e.g. Cāmpeya) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय).—Son of Viśvāmitra who was a brahmavādin (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 58).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.57, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cāmpeya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Cāṃpeya (चांपेय) is the name of a Nāga mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Cāṃpeya).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय).—1 The Champaka tree.

2) The Nāgakesara tree.

-yam 1 Filament, especially of a lotus flower.

2) Gold.

3) The Dhattura plant; m. (also in the last two senses).

Derivable forms: cāmpeyaḥ (चाम्पेयः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय).—and °yaka, °yika (= Pali Campeyya, -ka), (1) name of a nāga-king: °ya Mahāvyutpatti 3274; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 18.11; °yaka Mahā-Māyūrī 247.19; (2) °yikā, woman of Campā (Viśākhā): Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.59.1 f.; °yikāḥ (monks) of C. Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.120.2. All prose.

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

Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय).—mn. (-yaḥ-ya) 1. The Champaca, (Michelia champaca.) 2. A plant commonly Nageshwar, or Naga kesara (Mesua ferrea.) 3. The filamet of flower. 4. gold. 5. Dhutura plant. E. campā the district, and ḍhak aff.

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

1) Cāmpeya (चाम्पेय):—m. ([from] campā) Michelia Campaka, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

2) Mesua ferrea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) = yaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) a prince of Campā, [Rājataraṅgiṇī viii, 540]

5) Name of a son of Viśvā-mitra, [Mahābhārata xiii, 257]

6) mn. gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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