Divyapushpa, Divyapuṣpa, Divya-pushpa: 3 definitions


Divyapushpa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Divyapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Divyapuspa or Divyapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous (D) next»] — Divyapushpa in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Divyapuṣpa (दिव्यपुष्प) refers to a “celestial flower” according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—These flowers have a beautiful color, a rich perfume; they are soft (mañju) and flexible; this is why they are used as offerings. The celestial flower is one the perfume of which goes against the wind. 

The gods can get celestial flowers (divypuṣpa) as offerings, but how can men (manuṣya) and amanuṣya get them? Answer. – Thanks to the bases of his miraculous power (ṛddhibala), the Buddha emits great rays and the earth trembles in six ways; the gods rain down all sorts of marvelous flowers that fill the trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu as offerings to the Buddha. The manuṣya and amanuṣya can gather these flowers and offer them in turn.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (D) next»] — Divyapushpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divyapuṣpa (दिव्यपुष्प).—the Karavīra tree.

Derivable forms: divyapuṣpaḥ (दिव्यपुष्पः).

Divyapuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divya and puṣpa (पुष्प).

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

1) Divyapuṣpa (दिव्यपुष्प):—[=divya-puṣpa] [from divya > div] m. Nerium Odorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Divyapuṣpā (दिव्यपुष्पा):—[=divya-puṣpā] [from divya-puṣpa > divya > div] f. a kind of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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