Vairocani, Vairocanī: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vairocani 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 Vairochani.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vairocani in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vairocani (वैरोचनि).—A wife of Tvaṣṭa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 85.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Vairocanī (वैरोचनी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Vairocana forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Hṛdayacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the hṛdayacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Vairocanī] and Vīras are reddish yellow in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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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

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

Vairocani (वैरोचनि).—

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: vairocaniḥ (वैरोचनिः).

See also (synonyms): vairocana, vairoci.

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

Vairocani (वैरोचनि).—m.

(-niḥ) 1. A Buddha. 2. Bali. 3. The son of Surya. E. virocana, iñ aff. of descent.

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

Vairocani (वैरोचनि).—i. e. virocana + i, patronym., m. 1. The son of the sun. 2. Bali, the son of Virocana, [Arjunasamāgama] 8, 19.

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

1) Vairocani (वैरोचनि):—[from vairocana] m. a son of Sūrya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a son of the Asura Virocana ([patronymic] of Bali), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] [patronymic] of the son of Agni, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Buddha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vairocani (वैरोचनि):—(niḥ) 2. m. Buddha; Bali; son of the sun.

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Vairocani 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vairōcani (ವೈರೋಚನಿ):—[noun] = ವೈರೋಚನ [vairocana]2.

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

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