Lepana: 11 definitions


Lepana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Lepana (लेपन) or Upalepa refers to “smoothening/smearing (the earth)” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Lepana is mentioned in the Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14). The Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6) mentions Pralepana (“smoothing”). The Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4) and the Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21) mentions Samālepana (“smoothening”). The Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8) mentions Upalepa (=Lepana).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Lepana (लेपन, “ointment”) is another name for Lepa: a type of medicinal preparation, as defined in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva..—Lipta, lepana and ālepa are other names of Lepa (ointment). Drugs are pasted and then ghee, oil, honey etc are added to it if necessary. This pate form of drugs is applied thickly on the affected part. It is of three kinds, viz. doṣaghna (destroyer of ailments), viṣahara (anti-poison) and varṇya (complexion promoting). They should be applied with the thickness of four, three and half finger respectively.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

lepana : (nt.) a smearing; coating.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Lepana, (nt.) (fr. lip) smearing, plastering, anointing Vin. II, 172 (kuḍḍa°); A. IV, 107 (vāsana°), 111 (id.); J. II, 117. Cp. abhi°, ā°, pa° (Page 586)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lēpana (लेपन).—n S Plastering, smearing, daubing. 2 Any material to be smeared or rubbed over.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lepana (लेपन).—[lip-lyuṭ] Incense.

-nam 1 Anointing, smearing, plastering; भूशिद्धिः (bhūśiddhiḥ) ...... गृहं मार्जनलेपनात् (gṛhaṃ mārjanalepanāt) Y.1.188.

2) A plaster, an ointment.

3) Mortar, white-wash.

4) Flesh.

Derivable forms: lepanaḥ (लेपनः).

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

Lepana (लेपन).—[, error for lapana, q.v.]

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

Lepana (लेपन).—m.

(-naḥ) Incense. n.

(-naṃ) 1. Smearing, plastering, anointing. 2. An ointment. 3. Flesh. E. lip to smear, lyuṭ aff.

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

Lepana (लेपन).—[neuter] smearing, daubing, ointment, plaster, mortar.

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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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