Divyacurna, Divyacūrṇa, Divya-curna: 1 definition
Divyacurna means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Divyachurna.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Divyacūrṇa (दिव्यचूर्ण) refers to “celestial powders” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, “The celestial flower is one the perfume of which goes against the wind. Celestial garlands (divyamālya) remain suspended above the Buddha; celestial unguents (divyavilepana) are spread out on the ground before the Buddha; celestial powders (divyacūrṇa) are scattered above the Buddha”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.1: The Buddha shows his ordinary body (prakṛtyātmabhāva) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Act 7.4: Description of celestial flowers (divypuṣpa) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]