Vairocana; 2 Definition(s)


Vairocana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vairochana.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Vairocana in Buddhism glossaries]

Vairocana (वैरोचन) refers to “shining Buddha” and represents one of the “five Buddhas” (pañcabuddha) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 3). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañcabuddha and Vairocana). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Vairocana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Vairocana (वैरोचन).—a. Solar; वैरोचनैर्द्वीगुणिताः सहसा मयूखैः (vairocanairdvīguṇitāḥ sahasā mayūkhaiḥ) Ki.5.46.

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Vairocana (वैरोचन).—

1) Epithets of the demon Bali, son of Virochana; व्यक्षोभयेतां तौ सैन्यमिन्द्र- वैरोचनाविव (vyakṣobhayetāṃ tau sainyamindra- vairocanāviva) Mb. 1.138.46.

2) Of the son of Agni.

3) Of the son of Sūrya.

Derivable forms: vairocanaḥ (वैरोचनः).

See also (synonyms): vairocani, vairoci.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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