Jatarupa, aka: Jata-rupa, Jātarūpa; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Jātarūpa (जातरूप).—The region of adharma, and of Kali.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 17. 38.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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N (Gold and golden objects).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jātarūpa : (nt.) gold.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Jātarūpa refers to: “sterling, ” pure metal, i.e. gold (in its natural state, before worked, cp. jambonada). In its relation to suvaṇṇa (worked gold) it is stated to be suvaṇṇavaṇṇo (i.e. the brightcoloured metal: VvA. 9; DhA. IV, 32: suvaṇṇo jātarūpo); at DA. I, 78 it is explained by suvaṇṇa only & at Vin. III, 238 it is said to be the colour of the Buddha: j. Satthu-vaṇṇa. At A. I, 253 it is represented as the material for the suvaṇṇakāra (the “white”—smith as opp. to “black”—smith).—combined w. hirañña Pv. II, 75; very frequent w. rajata (silver), in the prohibition of accepting gold & silver (D. I, 5)≈ as well as in other connections, e.g. Vin. I, 245; II, 294 sq.; S. I, 71, 95; IV, 326 (the moral dangers of “money”: yassa jātarūpa-rajataṃ kappati pañca pi tassa kāmaguṇā kappanti); V, 353, 407; Dhs. 617.—Other passages illustr. the use & valuation of j. are S. II, 234 (°paripūra); V, 92 (upakkilesā); A. I, 210 (id.); III, 16 (id.);— S. I, 93, 117; M. I, 38; A. I, 215; III, 38; IV, 199, 281; V, 290; J. II, 296; IV, 102;

Note: jātarūpa is a Pali compound consisting of the words jāta and rūpa.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jātarūpa (जातरूप).—a. beautiful, brilliant. (-pam) 1 gold; पुनश्च याचमानाय जातरूपमदात् प्रभुः (punaśca yācamānāya jātarūpamadāt prabhuḥ) Bhāg.1.17.39; अप्याकरसमुत्पन्ना मणिजातिरसंस्कृता । जातरूपेण कल्याणि न हि सं- योगमर्हति (apyākarasamutpannā maṇijātirasaṃskṛtā | jātarūpeṇa kalyāṇi na hi saṃ- yogamarhati) || M.5.18; N.1.129.

2) the form in which a person is born, i. e. nakedness.

3) the thorn apple. °धर (dhara) a. naked.

Jātarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and rūpa (रूप).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jātarūpa (जातरूप).—mfn.

(-paḥ-pī-paṃ) Embodied, assuming shape or form. n.

(-paṃ) Gold. E. jāta produced, and rūpa form. jātaṃ praśastaṃ jāta + praśaste rūpap .

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