Karotapani, aka: Karoṭapāṇi, Karota-pani; 1 Definition(s)


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Karoṭapāṇi (करोटपाणि).—m. (in Pali karoṭi, same meaning, Jāt. i.204.3), n. of a class of yakṣas who act as guards for the gods, esp. the Trayastriṃśa gods: Divy 218.8 (devānāṃ trayastriṃśānāṃ pañcarakṣāḥ) sthāpitāḥ,…karoṭapā- ṇayo devā(ḥ)…(mālādhārāḥ, sadāmattāḥ); 319.24 karoṭa-pāṇibhir yakṣaiś; Mvy 3150 = Tibetan lag na gzhoṅ thogs, (Cath. Miss. Dict.) qui tient un bassin à la main, un certain génie; Mmk 19.13 sadāmattā mālādhārā karoṭa- pāṇayaḥ vīṇātṛtīyakāḥ; 43.19 (sadāmattāḥ mālādhāriṇo) karoṭapāṇayaḥ vīṇādvitīyakā lekhyāḥ; 232.10 (verse) karoṭa- pāṇayo devā sadāmattāś ca vīṇakāḥ; Mv i.30.7 °pāṇayo nāma yakṣā (foll. by mālādhārāḥ, sadāmattāḥ); all three also MSV i.95.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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