Dipana, Dīpanā, Dīpana: 16 definitions



Dipana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Dīpana (दीपन):—Eighth of the eighteen Saṃskāra (special purification process). They are used to purify rasa (mercury) as per Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy), and are mentioned in texts such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara. In Āyurveda, Saṃskāra refers to the “detoxification” process of metals and herbs. The Dīpana-saṃskāra is commonly used for Dravya-karma and Rasāyana-karma, but also to change (rasa) in its undesired properties and to improve its Bubhukṣā. In other words: the first eight saṃskāras are sequentially used to purify and detoxify mercury in preparation for internal use. Dīpana refers to the process of the ‘kindling’ of mercury, which further increases its potency and lustre through steaming in an alkaline bath. This operation is said to kindle mercury’s desire to ‘consume’ other metals.

Source: Google Books: The Alchemical Body

Dīpana, “kindling” or “enflaming,” further enhances mercury’s potency and lustre through steaming in an alkaline bath. This operation is said to kindle mercury’s desire to “consume” other metals.

Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)

Dīpana (stimulation).—One of the eight Aṣṭasamskāra, or, processes that render mercury fit for internal use. It is also known as Saṃdīpana These Aṣṭasamskāra of pārada (eight detoxification techniques for mercury) are mandatory before mercury is used in the pharmaceutical preparations. Niyamana and Dīpana processes are done using Ḍolayantra with some herbs like Eclipta alba, garlic, pepper, drumsticks etc.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dīpana (दीपन, “brilliance”) refers to “colourfulness” and represents one of six “elements of diction” (aṅga). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19, these six elements of diction are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Dīpana refers to gradual augmentation of notes, charming in the three voice registers. Dīpana can be used in the Comic, the Erotic, the Pathetic, the Heroic, the Furious and the Marvellous Sentiment.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Dīpana (दीपन) refers to “digestive”, and is mentioned in verse 2.15 and 5.15-16, 25 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] hot (water is) promotive (and) causative of digestion [viz., dīpana], conducive to the throat, light (on the stomach, and) purgative of the bladder; it is commended for hiccup, inflation, wind, phlegm, a recently purged (man), new fever, cough, indigestion, catarrh, dyspnea, and pain in the costal region”.

Note (verse 2.15): Dīpana (“digestive”) has been translated by drod skyed (“produces heat”); what is meant here is the heat of the gastric fire (me-yi drod v. 9), which is responsible for digestion.

Note (verse 5.15-16): Dīpana (“promotive of digestion”) has been paraphrased by drod skyed (“produces gastric heat”).

Note (verse 5.25): Dīpana (“digestive”) has been represented by drod che (“rich in (digestive) heat”).

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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.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dīpanā.—(CII 1), glorification. Note: dīpanā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dīpanā : (f.) illustration; explanation.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dīpana, (adj.) illustrating, explaining; f. °ī explanation, commentary, N. of several Commentaries, e.g. the Paramattha —dīpanī of Dhammapāla on Th.2; Pv & Vv.Cp. jotikā & uddīpanā. (Page 324)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dīpana (दीपन).—n S Kindling or inflaming, lit. fig. 2 A medicine to promote appetite; a tonic or stimulant.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīpana (दीपन).—a. [dīp ṇic lyu lyuṭ vā]

1) Kindling, inflaming, &c.

2) Digestive, tonic.

3) Exciting, animating, stimulating; आनन्दमिश्रमदनज्वरदीपनानि (ānandamiśramadanajvaradīpanāni) Māl.9.47.

-nam 1 Kindling, inflaming.

2) A tonic stimulating digestion.

3) Exciting, stimulating.

4) Lighting, illuminating.

5) Promoting digestion.

6) Saffron.

-naḥ see दीपकः (dīpakaḥ) (4).

-nī 1 Name of several plants (Mar. kākaḍī, methī, pahāḍamūḷa, oṃvā).

2) A mystical Tāntrika formula.

3) (In Music) A kind of composition.

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

Dīpana (दीपन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Inflaming, light or heat-exciting. 2. Tonic, stimulant. n.

(-naṃ) 1. Inflaming, lighting. 2. Stimulating, exciting. 3. A root, commonly Tagara. 4. Saffron. mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) An aromatic seed, (Ligusticum ajwaen.) m.

(-naḥ) 1. A sort of potherb commonly Salincha, (Achyranthes triandra, Rox.) 2. Celosia cristata. 3. Cassia tora. E. dīp to shine, in the causal form, and and yuc or lyuṭ aff. or dīpayati vahniṃ dīpa-ṇic-lyu .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīpana (दीपन).—[dīp + ana], I. adj., f. . 1. Inflaming, Mahābhārata 1, 8455. 2. Exciting, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 3. Ii. n. 1. Setting on fire, [Pañcatantra] 194, 12. 2. Burning, [Daśakumāracarita] in Śhr. 181, 21. 3. Exciting, or promoting digestion, [Suśruta] 1, 152, 8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīpana (दीपन).—[feminine] ī kinding, inflaming (lit. & [figuratively]); [neuter] the act of kindling etc.

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

1) Dīpana (दीपन):—[from dīp] mf(ī)n. kindling, inflaming, setting on fire, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kālidāsa]

2) [v.s. ...] digestive, stimulating (cf. agniand anala-), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of certain digestive plants (= mayūra-śikha, śāliñca-śāka or kāsa-marda), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] an onion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [from dīp] n. the act of kindling etc., [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Daśakumāra-carita]

6) [v.s. ...] promoting digestion, [Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] a digestive or tonic, [Suśruta]

8) [v.s. ...] the root of Tabernaemontana Coronaria (cf. dīna), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] a [particular] process to which minerals are subjected, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

10) [v.s. ...] a [particular] procedure with a magic formula, [ib.]

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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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