Upalepana: 11 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Puṣpa (पुष्प) refers to “unguents”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Then the Bodhisattva Apāyajaha addressed himself to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja: ‘Son of good family, please pacify three evil existences’. [...] Then, the rain of gifts, such as flowers, garlands, incenses, unguents (upalepana), aromatic powers, religious robes, parasols, banners, pennons, five kinds of musical instruments, songs, male servants, female servants, wives, boys, girls, female attendants, horses, elephants, [...] poured down from the open space. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Smearing, anointing, plastering.
2) An ointment, unguent.
Derivable forms: upalepanam (उपलेपनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Smearing, plastering with cow-dung, &c. E. upa, lip to smear, lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upalepana (उपलेपन).—i. e. upa-lip + ana, n. Smearing, especially with cowdung, [Pañcatantra] 116, 21.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upalepana (उपलेपन).—[neuter] the same, (painting, colouring*).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upalepana (उपलेपन):—[=upa-lepana] [from upa-lip] n. the act of besmearing (with cow-dung), [Pañcatantra; Purāṇa-sarvasva] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a means of besmearing, cow-dung, [Caraka]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upalepana (उपलेपन):—[upa-lepana] (naṃ) 1. n. Idem.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Upalepana (उपलेपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ulliṃpaṇa, Uvalevaṇa.
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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.
1) [noun] (gen.) the act of smearing.
2) [noun] an ointment or balm used for smearing.
3) [noun] a covering with epithelium.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Haritopalepana.
Full-text: Upalepa, Uvalevana, Ullimpana, Haritopalepana, Gocarman.
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