Ekavimshati, Ekaviṃśati, Eka-vimshati: 6 definitions

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Ekavimshati 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 Ekaviṃśati can be transliterated into English as Ekavimsati or Ekavimshati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ekavimshati in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ekaviṃśati (एकविंशति) refers to “twenty-one (figures)” (suitable for an offering ritual), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān said]: “Now I shall teach the offering manual which is auspicious and can bring about any effect. [...] Seven coiling figures should be made and rice spirals. Twenty-one figures (ekaviṃśati-rūpaka) should be prepared one after the other. Boiled rice, milk rice, a dish of rice and peas, yoghurt and thickened milk should be placed. Fruits and flowers should be placed. Four jars should be placed. Preceded by a great offering barley-meal should be placed as foremost. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

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

Ekaviṃśati (एकविंशति).—f. twentyone.

Derivable forms: ekaviṃśatiḥ (एकविंशतिः).

Ekaviṃśati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and viṃśati (विंशति).

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

Ekaviṃśati (एकविंशति).—f. twenty-one, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 87.

Ekaviṃśati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and viṃśati (विंशति).

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

Ekaviṃśati (एकविंशति):—[=eka-viṃśati] [from eka] f. twenty-one, a collection or combination of twenty-one, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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Ekavimshati 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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