Upalepana: 11 definitions


Upalepana 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upalepana in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

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 book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of upalepana in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upalepana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upalepana (उपलेपन).—

1) Smearing, anointing, plastering.

2) An ointment, unguent.

Derivable forms: upalepanam (उपलेपनम्).

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

Upalepana (उपलेपन).—n.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Upalepana in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of upalepana in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upalepana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upalēpana (ಉಪಲೇಪನ):—

1) [noun] (gen.) the act of smearing.

2) [noun] an ointment or balm used for smearing.

3) [noun] a covering with epithelium.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of upalepana in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: