Dipadana, Dīpadāna: 4 definitions

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Dipadana 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.

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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

Dīpadāna (दीपदान) or Dīpadānamantra refers to the “mantra for offering the ghee lamp”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship), while explaining the procedures performed in the morning:

sva-prakāśo mahā-tejaḥ sarvatas timirāpahaḥ
sa bāhyābhyantara-jyotir dīpo’yaṃ pratigṛhyatām

“O Lord, this lamp is endowed with immense effulgence. it removes all darkness and is illuminating, both internally and externally. Please accept this lamp.”

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Dīpadāna (दीपदान) refers to one of the various types of gifts (dāna) according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the gift to the poor is highly extolled by the compiler of the Saurapurāṇa. Then the text describes bhūmidāna, vidyādāna, annadāna, jaladāna, tiladāna, vāsadāna, dīpadāna, yānadāna, śayyādāna, dhānyadāna etc. along with their accruing results. [...] Thus it appears that the Saurapurāṇa lays emphasis on dāna to the devotees of Śiva and categorically says that if somebody surpassing śivabhaktas donates to others, his dāna becomes futile and he goes to hell. [...] The donor of dīpa [viz., dīpadāna] gets good eyesight.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dīpadāna (दीपदान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Burnell. 150^a.

2) Dīpadāna (दीपदान):—[dharma] Stein 91.

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

Dīpadāna (दीपदान):—[=dīpa-dāna] [from dīpa > dīp] n. ‘giving light’, Name of a [chapter] of the [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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