Dipika, aka: Dīpika, Dīpikā; 9 Definition(s)
Dipika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dīpikā (दीपिका).—A Śakti.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 35. 98.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Dīpikā (दीपिका) is the name of an anonymous commentary on the Vṛttaratnākara of Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.), who was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Dīpikā (दीपिका) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., dīpikā-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
See Pancadipika.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
dīpika : (m.) a panther.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Dīpika, (fr. dīpin) a panther J.III, 480. (Page 324)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
dīpikā (दीपिका).—f S A stand in general for a lamp. 2 A sort of lamp; usually called divaṭī.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dīpikā (दीपिका).—f A stand in general for a lamp a sort of lamp.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) A light, torch; आसन्नोषधयो नेतुर्नक्तमस्नेहदीपिका (āsannoṣadhayo neturnaktamasnehadīpikā), R.4.75;9.7.
2) (At the end of comp.) Illustrator. elucidator as in तर्कदीपिका (tarkadīpikā).
4) Name of a Rāgiṇī.
5) Name of some plants (Mar. vekhaṃḍa, methī, oṃvā).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 19 books and stories containing Dipika, Dīpika or Dīpikā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Bhāgavata-purāṇa (introduction) < [Chapter XXIV - The Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Part 1 - Introduction < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
Part 9 - Works of Vallabha and his Disciples < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 27 - Appaya Dīkṣita (a.d. 1550) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 7 - Śaṅkara and his School < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 1 - The Gītā Literature < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.36-37 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 1.3.27 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 1 - Teachers and Pupils of the Nimbārka School < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
Part 19 - Prapatti Doctrine as expounded in Śrīvacana-bhūṣaṇa of Lokācārya < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]