Rupasiddhi, Rūpasiddhi, Rupa-siddhi: 7 definitions


Rupasiddhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Rūpasiddhi (रूपसिद्धि).—lit. the formation of words; the name रूपासिद्वि (rūpāsidvi) is given to a small literary work on the formation of words written by Dayānandasarasvatī.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Rūpasiddhi (रूपसिद्धि) is one of the four heavenly beings from Nārikela, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 54. Accordingly, as four heavenly figures said to Naravāhanadatta: “... and in it [Nārikela] there are four mountains with splendid expanses of land, named Maināka, Vṛṣabha, Cakra and Balāhaka; in those four we four live... one of us is named Rūpasiddhi, and he possesses the power of assuming various forms... We have now gathered these golden lotuses and are going to offer them to the god, the husband of Śrī, in Śvetadvīpa. For we are all of us devoted to him, and it is by his favour that we possess rule over those mountains of ours, and prosperity, accompanied with supernatural power”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Rūpasiddhi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Rupasiddhi in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Pali grammar by Buddhappiya (or Dipankara) Thera (q.v.).

It is based on Kaccayanas grammar, in its general outlines, and its full name is Pada rupasiddhi.

There is a tika on it ascribed to Buddhappiya himself. P.L.C., p. 220f.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Rūpasiddhi (रूपसिद्धि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—grammar according to Śākaṭāyana, by Dayāpāla. Bühler 544. Ind. Antiq. 1887, 25.

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

1) Rūpasiddhi (रूपसिद्धि):—[=rūpa-siddhi] [from rūpa > rūp] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] of a grammatical [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rupasiddhi in German

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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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