Diptakirana, Dīptakiraṇa, Dipta-kirana: 6 definitions


Diptakirana 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Diptakirana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dīptakiraṇa (दीप्तकिरण) or Sudīptakiraṇa refers to “brilliant rays”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, while describing Trikhaṇḍā: “[...] She has three sections, three faces, a divine form and large belly. [...] (The second face) is dark like a storm cloud and the eyes red as blood. It has fierce fangs and is adorned with snakes for earrings. The expression is mildly fierce and a skull (adorns) the topknot on the head. The third face is on the left. It is yellow and red and shines with brilliant rays [i.e., su-dīptakiraṇa-ābhāsa], its light (pure) divine radiant energy. It is beautiful with many gems and the ears are adorned with earrings. It bears a radiantly brilliant diadem and crown”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Diptakirana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīptakiraṇa (दीप्तकिरण).—the sun; दीप्तकिरणश्च दिवाकरोऽयम् (dīptakiraṇaśca divākaro'yam) Mk. 9.24.

Derivable forms: dīptakiraṇaḥ (दीप्तकिरणः).

Dīptakiraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīpta and kiraṇa (किरण).

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

Dīptakiraṇa (दीप्तकिरण).—[adjective] having hot rays.

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

Dīptakiraṇa (दीप्तकिरण):—[=dīpta-kiraṇa] [from dīpta > dīp] mfn. ‘hot-rayed’, he sun, [Mṛcchakaṭikā viii, 23.]

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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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