Upalepa: 15 definitions


Upalepa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Upalepa (उपलेप) or Lepana 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 Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8). The Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14) mentions Lepana (=Upalepa). 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”).

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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: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Upalepa (उपलेप):—Coating

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Upalepa (उपलेप) refers to “stain” (as opposed to Nirupalepa, ‘stainless’) [?], according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (10) He has no loss of wisdom.—As the Buddha has obtained all these wisdoms (prajñā), he has no loss of wisdom; as his wisdom of the three times is unobstructed, he has no loss of wisdom. [...] He makes no distinction between true knowledge and false knowledge He knows that the dharmas are identical and equally pure, without defilement and without stain (nirupalepa) like space. Disregarding all duality, he acquires the [true] nature of the Dharma, i.e., entry into non-duality. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upalepa : (m.) coating; defilement; smearing.

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

Upalepa, (fr. upa + lip) defilement J. IV, 435. (Page 146)

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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

upalēpa (उपलेप).—m S upalēpana n S Plastering or smearing. 2 Plastering material, plaster.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upalēpa (उपलेप).—m upalēpana n Plastering, plaster

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upalepa (उपलेप).—

1) Anointing, smearing. Bhāgavata 11.11.39.

2) Cleaning, white-washing.

3) Obstruction, being concealed.

4) Becoming deadened or dull (said of senses), bluntness, dullness.

Derivable forms: upalepaḥ (उपलेपः).

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

Upalepa (उपलेप).—m.

(-paḥ) Plastering, smearing, anointing. E. upa, lip to smear, affix ghañ.

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

Upalepa (उपलेप).—[masculine] smearing.

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

1) Upalepa (उपलेप):—[=upa-lepa] [from upa-lip] m. the act of besmearing (with cow-dung), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] obstruction (by phlegm), [Suśruta i, 115, 15]

3) [v.s. ...] bluntness, dullness, [Suśruta]

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

Upalepa (उपलेप):—[upa-lepa] (paḥ) 1. m. Plastering.

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

Upalepa (उपलेप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvaleva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Upalepa 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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