Dipana, Dīpanā, Dīpana: 27 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

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.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

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”).

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Dīpana (दीपन):—One of the mercurial processes by which reactiveness of mercury is to be hastened

2) 1. Stimulating / promoting digestion 2. To increase appetite

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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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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 (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Dīpana (दीपन, “lighting”) refers to one of the ten purifying rites of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these [sixty defects: ...], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes [i.e., dīpana—lighting] for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...] Just as the weapons rubbed on the stone are sharp, so the Mantras subjected to these ten processes acquire power”.

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dīpana (दीपन) means “to energize” (i.e., to energize a mantra with the five praṇavas), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The Five Praṇavas that precede and conclude the recitation of the Vidyā and, indeed, are normally prefixed and, sometimes also suffixed in reverse order, to the mantras of the Kubjikā cult, came to be represented by the five sacred seats. In this way the Five Praṇavas that energize (dīpana) the mantra to which they are attached are, as the five sacred seats of the Vidyā, the energizers (dīpaka) of the mantras of the Kaula liturgy (kulakrama). Prefixed and suffixed by these five, the mantra is filled with the energy of the sacred seats from which it, like all other mantras of the Kubjikā tradition, originate.

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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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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Wisdom Library: Mantrashastra

Dīpana (दीपन, “kindling”) refers to one of the mantra-defect elimination methods which consist in performing purification rites (saṃskāra), according to the Kulārṇava-tantra verse 15.71-2 and Śaradātilaka verse 2.114-22.—Kindling (dīpana) is described as:—The practitioner adds oṃ hrīṃ śrīṃ to the beginning of his mantra. [unverified translation!]

Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts (mantra)

Dīpana (दीपन) refers to the “purifier of a mantra” and represents one of the twelve aṅgas of Mantras used for japa-purposes, as discussed in chapter 27 (Caryāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [matsyādi-mūrtimantra-kathana]: [...] In the middle of the chapter, there is a brief digression about the twelve aṅgas of any mantra used for japa-purposes. These twelve being [e.g., its dīpana-purifier] [...] [The discussion here is somewhat different from that found in other texts.]

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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India history and geography

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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Dipana in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna occidentalis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia laevigata sensu auct. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Histoire Naturelle et Médicale des Casses (1816)
· Handbuch zur Erkennung der nutzbarsten und am häufigsten vorkommenden Gewächse (1831)
· FBI (1878)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1805)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1987)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 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.]

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

Dīpana (दीपन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Inflaming; tonic. 1. n. A lighting; stimulating; the root Tagāra. m. A potherb. m. f. n. An aromatic seed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dīpana (दीपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dīvaṇa, Dīvaṇā.

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Dipana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dipanā (दिपना):—(v) to glow, to glitter, to shine; also ~[dipānā].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dīpana (ದೀಪನ):—

1) [adjective] causing to give forth light or shine brightly.

2) [adjective] stimulating the appetite; exciting hunger.

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Dīpana (ದೀಪನ):—

1) [noun] the act of lighting a lamp.

2) [noun] the act or process of stimulating the appetite.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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