Snapita, Snāpita, Snāpitā: 7 definitions


Snapita 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Snāpita (स्नापित) refers to “being bathed”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “For according as all Tathāgatas were bathed (snāpita) by just being born, In that way I shall cause you to bathe, with pure divine water”.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Snāpitā (स्नापिता) refers to “bathing someone” (with divine water), according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “He should ask for consecration after [recitation of] this verse: ‘Just as all the Tathāgatas were bathed as soon as [they were] born, so I shall bathe (snāpitā) [you] in purity with divine water’ [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Snapita (स्नपित).—a. Bathed, washed, sprinkled &c.

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Snāpita (स्नापित).—p. p.

1) Caused to bathe, attended on while bathed.

2) Immersed.

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

Snapita (स्नपित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sprinkled, wetted, bathed, washed. E. ṇā to bathe, causal form, aff. kta .

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

1) Snapita (स्नपित):—[from snā] mfn. ([from] idem) bathed, washed, sprinkled, wetted, cleansed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Snāpita (स्नापित):—[from snā] mfn. caused to bathe, attended on while bathed, immersed, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Snapita (स्नपित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Sprinkled, bathed, washed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Snapita (स्नपित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇhavia, Ṇhāvia.

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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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