Dhopana: 1 definition
Dhopana means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dhopana, (nt.) (a variant of dhovana, q. v.) 1. ceremonial washing of the bones of the dead D.II, 6; aṭṭhi-dhovana Bdhgh at DA.I, 84; A.V, 216 (see Commentary at 364). ‹-› 2. Surgical washing of a wound J.II, 117.—3. In vaṃsadhopana, apparently a feat by acrobats J.IV, 390. It is possible that the passage at D.II, 6 really belongs here. See the note at Dial. I.9. (Page 343)
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.
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