Pippalayana, Pippalāyana: 6 definitions


Pippalayana means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pippalayana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pippalāyana (पिप्पलायन).—A son of Rṣabha, a sage and a Bhāgavata; called the attention of Nimi to Nārāyaṇa as Brahman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21; 3. 35-40.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Pippalayana in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Pippalāyana (पिप्पलायन) refers to:—(or Pippalāyanarṣi) Son of Ṛṣabhadeva and a resident of Tapoloka, who explains to Gopa-kumāra in great detail that seeing Śrī Bhagavān within the mind is more rewarding than seeing Him with one’s eyes. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pippalayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pippalāyana (पिप्पलायन).—of a brahman (māṇava) living at Pippalavatī, who got a share of the fuel used in cre- mating the Buddha: MPS 51.19 ff. He replaces the [Page346-a+ 71] Pipphalivaniyā Moriyā (pl.) of Pali; according to Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names) a Pali Pipp(ḥ)alī-māṇava was a previous birth of Mahā-Kāśyapa.

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

Pippalāyana (पिप्पलायन):—[from pippala] m. Name of a man, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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