Dhupadana, Dhūpadāna, Dhupa-dana: 2 definitions


Dhupadana means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Dhūpadāna (धूपदान) or Dhūpadānamantra refers to the “mantra for offering incense”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship), while explaining the procedures performed in the morning:

vanaspati rasotpanno gandhāḍhyo gandha uttamaḥ
āghreyaḥ sarva-devānāṃ dhūpo’yaṃ pratigṛhyatām

“O Lord, this incense, having been obtained from the sap of the king of trees, is endowed with the best of fragrances. Please accept this fragrant incense, which is very sweet smelling to the demigods.”

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhupadana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhūpadāna (धूपदान):—[=dhūpa-dāna] [from dhūpa > dhū] n. Name of [chapter] of [Purāṇa-sarvasva]

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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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