Lampaka, Lampāka: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—A place of Purāṇic fame. In the great epic battle the people of Lampāka fought on the side of the Kauravas. They attacked Sātyaki and he destroyed the Lampākas. (Śloka 42, Chapter 121, Droṇa Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—A tribe; kingdom of the.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 43; 144. 58; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 119; 58. 83; 98. 108.
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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

Lampāka (लम्पाक) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) presided over by Subhadrā, according to the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala. Subhadrā is a deity situated in one of the six petals of the western lotus, of which the presiding deity is kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Tārā. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.

Lampāka is one of the twenty-four pīṭhas, or ‘sacred-site’ (six lotuses each having six petals), each corresponding with a part of the human body. Lampāka is to be contemplated as situated in the throat. Besides being associated with a bodily spot, each pīṭha represents an actual place of ancient India frequented particularly by advanced tantric practitioners

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Lampāka (लम्पाक) is one of the two Chandoha (‘sacred spot’) present within the Vākcakra (‘circle of word’) which is associated with the Ḍākinī named Bhūcarī (‘a woman going on the ground’), according to the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra. Vākcakra is one of three Cakras within the Tricakra system which embodies twenty-four sacred spots or districts (viz., Lampāka) resided over by twenty-four ‘sacred girls’ (ḍākinīs) whose husbands abide in one’s body in the form of twenty-four ingredients (dhātu) of one’s body.

Lampāka has the presiding Ḍākinī named Subhadrā whose husband, or hero (vīra) is named Vajrabhadra. The associated internal location is the ‘throat’ and the bodily ingredients (dhātu) are the ‘stomach’. According to the Vajraḍākavivṛti, the districts Lampāka, Saurāṣṭra, Oḍra and Kāmarūpa are associated with the family deity of Mohanī; while in the Abhidhānottarottaratantra there is the Ḍāka deity named Padmaḍāka standing in the center of the districts named Kaliṅga, Kāñcī, Lampāka and Himālaya (Himagiri).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—According to the Mūlasarvāstivādin Vinaya, after having crossed the Indus towards the west, the Buddha took eight stages to cross Uḍḍiyāna, the Lampāka, and arrived in the neighborhood of Peshawar.

It seems that after this third stage, the Buddha, either walking or flying south-west, went directly to Lampāka (Lamghan) a district of Afghanistan located on the middle course of the Kubhā river, (Kābul). Its main cities are Nagarahāra (Jelāl-ābād) and Hadda (cf. J. Barthoux, Les fouilles de Haḍḍa, I and III, Paris, 1933). Its neighbor to the east is Gandhāra, cradle of Greco-Buddhist art, made famous by the works of Foucher; to the west, Kapiśa, capital Kāpiśī (Begram), illustrated by the French archeological works in Afghanistan. Note that Lampāka, long a tributary of Kapiśa is often confused with it in the texts.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—

1) A libertine.

2) (pl.) Name of a country.

Derivable forms: lampākaḥ (लम्पाकः).

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

Lampaka (लम्पक).—nt., some sort of garment: Mahāvyutpatti 8999 = Tibetan stod (s)kor (waistcoat, [Tibetan-English Dictionary]) naṅ tshaṅs can (?); Chin. silk garment for upper part of body.

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

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A country, the district of Lamghan in Cabul. 2. A libertine, a lecher.

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

Lampāka (लम्पाक).—m. 1. A libertine (see the last). 2. The name of a country.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Lampāka (लम्पाक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—svaraśāstra, by Padmanābha. Oudh. Ix, 10. Np. Ix, 60. X, 60. Oppert. 387. 2019. Ii, 980. 3258. 4905. 9753.
—[commentary] by the author. Oudh. 1877, 26. Ix, 10.

2) Lampāka (लम्पाक):—svaraśāstra, by Padmanābha. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 80 (and—[commentary]).

3) Lampāka (लम्पाक):—svaraśāstra, and—[commentary] by Padmanābha. Ulwar 1948. Extr. 565.

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

1) Lampaka (लम्पक):—m. [plural] Name of a Jaina sect, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Lampāka (लम्पाक):—[from lampaṭa] mfn. = lampaṭa, [Nalacampū or damayantīkathā]

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people and country (= muraṇḍa; [according to] to some the district of Lamghan in Cabul), [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [from lampaṭa] ([probably] n.) Name of [work] on accents (svara-śāstra) by Padma-nābha.

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

Lampāka (लम्पाक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A district in Cabul; a lecher, a libertine.

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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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