Dipti, Dīpti, Dīptī: 24 definitions


Dipti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dapti.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Dīpti (दीप्ति, “brilliance, lustre”):—Name of one of the sixty-four mātṛs to be worshipped during Āvaraṇapūjā (“Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses”, or “Durgā’s Retinue”), according to the Durgāpūjātattva. They should be worshipped with either the five upācāras or perfume and flowers.

Her mantra is as follows:

ॐ दीप्त्यै नमः
oṃ dīptyai namaḥ.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dīpti (दीप्ति) refers to the “(great) brilliance (of the seven wonderful abodes)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] For the residence of Brahmā, seven wonderful abodes were created in a trice. They had great brilliance (dīptidīptyā paramayā yuktaṃ). A brilliant abode of Viṣṇu called Vaikuṇṭha, with wonderful features, was created in a trice. Viśvakarman created a wonderfully divine palace for the lord of gods endowed with all riches. Wonderful mansions for the guardians of the quarters were erected by Viśvakarman. They were beautiful and large. Mansions of various kinds were built by him for other gods too. [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—A Viśvadeva. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 34).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dīpti (दीप्ति).—An Amitābha god; one of the twenty Amitābha gaṇas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.

1b) The fruit of Prāṇāyāma; equal to the worship of planets of Sun, Moon, and able to know the past, present and future.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 11. 4, 9.

1c) (Ātreya)—a sage of the first epoch of Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 11.
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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.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dīpti (दीप्ति, “radiance”) refers to one of the ten “ involuntary graces” of women (svābhāvikā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These involuntary (spontaneous) graces, represent one of the three aspects of graces (alaṃkāra) which forms which forms the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama. These involuntary graces (such as dīpti) are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “a high degree of charm, is called ‘radiance’ (dīpti)”.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Dīpti (दीप्ति) refers to an aspect of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17, which mentions seventy-four forms (inlcuding twenty forms of vyūha). He is also known as Dīptinṛsiṃha or Dīptinarasiṃha. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu.

The 15th-century Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a canonical text of the Pāñcarātra corpus and, in twenty-four chapters, deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—Explained as स्फूर्ति (sphūrti) or throbbing in utterance. Out of the seven svaras or yamas क्रुष्ट, प्रथम, द्वितीय, तृतीय, चतुर्थ, मन्द्र (kruṣṭa, prathama, dvitīya, tṛtīya, caturtha, mandra) and अतिस्वार्य (atisvārya), the throbbing (दीप्ति (dīpti)) of the latter and latter tone leads to the perception of the former and former one: cf. तेषां दीप्तिजोपलब्धिः (teṣāṃ dīptijopalabdhiḥ) T. Pr. XXIII. 15.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dīpti (दीप्ति) is another name for Kalikārī, a medicinal plant identified with Gloriosa superba Linn. (‘flame lily’) from the Colchicaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.128-130 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Dīpti and Kalikārī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Dīpti (दीप्ति) refers to “radiance”, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra 67c-d-69a-b:—Accordingly, “When purification of the channels occurs, signs manifest externally on the Yogin’s body. I shall mention all of them; lightness of body, radiance (dīpti), an increase in digestive fire and then leanness of the body should certainly arise”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Dīpti (दीप्ति) refers to “flaming” (like a destructive), according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...] [Vajravārāhī] [has her] body smeared with divine perfumes; is decorated with anklets and armlets; is adorned with a divine garland; is ornamented with the six seals; [has] three eyes; [wears] a garland of hairless heads [as a necklace]; is adorned with jewelry; is flaming (dīpti) like the destructive fire [at the end of a kalpa]; and is shining with great fire. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds

Dīptī (दीप्ती) refers to “retaining aura” and represents one of the seven types of extraordinary powers of austerity (tapas), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).

What is meant by extraordinary power to retain aura (dīptī-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power by which one retains the aura of his body even after conquering afflictions.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dīpti (दीप्ति).—f S Light, lustre, splendor, refulgence. Ex. gṛhīṃ dīpti tyā adrutā bāḷakācī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dīpti (दीप्ति).—f Light, lustre.

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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

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—f. [dīp-bhāve-ktin]

1) Brightness, splendour, brilliance, lustre.

2) Brilliancy of beauty, extreme loveliness; (for the difference between dīpti and kānti see under kānti).

3) Lac.

4) Brass.

5) The flash-like flight of an arrow.

Derivable forms: dīptiḥ (दीप्तिः).

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

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) 1. Light, lustre, splendour. 2. Beauty. 3. The swift flight of an arrow. 4. A property of women, extreme loveliness, brilliant beauty. 5. Lac. 5. Bell metal. E. dīp to shine, affix bhāve ktin .

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

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—[dīp + ti], f. Splendour, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 7, 18.

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

Dīpti (दीप्ति).—[feminine] flame, brilliancy, brightness (p. mant†); lustre, beauty.

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

1) Dīpti (दीप्ति):—[from dīp] f. brightness, light, splendour, beauty, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] (cf. gṛha-) etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the flash-like flight of an arrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] lac, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the Viśve Devās.

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

Dīpti (दीप्ति):—(ptiḥ) 2. f. Light; beauty; lac.

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

Dīpti (दीप्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ditti.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dipti 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

1) Ḍipṭī (डिप्टी):—(nm) a deputy; —[kalakṭara] a deputy collector.

2) Dīpti (दीप्ति) [Also spelled dapti]:—(nf) lustre, splendour, luminosity, brilliance, flash; ~[bhrama] photism; ~[māna] radiant, lustrous, brilliant, shining; —[rekhā] a trace.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dīpti (ದೀಪ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] brightness; light; splendour.

2) [noun] an artificial source of light; a lamp.

3) [noun] a ray of light.

4) [noun] the speed in which a bow released from a bow moves.

5) [noun] a luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid is heated by its entry into the earth’s atmosphere; a falling star; a meteor.

6) [noun] (rhet.) the feeling of enlightenment.

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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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