Vajralepa, Vajra-lepa, Vajralēpa: 9 definitions

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Vajralepa means something in 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Vajralepa (वज्रलेप) refers to a “special kind of hard cement” (i.e., a binding agent) which was used in the construction of a Temple, as well as for joining the bricks, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.

In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, five procedures of preparing the vajralepa are suggested.

  1. mixture starting with bilvaka, kapittha, āmra;
  2. mixture starting with lākṣā, kunduru, gṛhadhūma.
  3. mixture starting with the horns of bull and buffalo;
  4. mixture of some metals (e.g., nāga—tin);
  5. mixture starting with the baking process of lime.
Vastushastra book cover
context information

Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajralepa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vajralēpa (वज्रलेप).—m S A coating or plaster of very hard mortar. 2 Mortar or chunam so prepared as to acquire great hardness. 3 fig. Applied to express the durability, immutability &c. (of promises, determinations, decrees, institutions). See ciṛyāvaracī rēgha.

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

vajralēpa (वज्रलेप).—m A coating of very hard mortar.

context information

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

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

Vajralepa (वज्रलेप).—

1) a kind of very hard cement; वज्रलेपघटितेव (vajralepaghaṭiteva) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5. 1; Uttararāmacarita 4 (for its preparation see Bṛ. S., Chapter 57 'vajralepalakṣaṇaḥ').

2) The being ineffaceable, permanent one; अन्यक्षेत्रे कृतं पापं पुण्यक्षेत्रे विनश्यति । पुण्यक्षेत्रे कृतं पापं वज्र- लेपो भविष्यति (anyakṣetre kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ puṇyakṣetre vinaśyati | puṇyakṣetre kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ vajra- lepo bhaviṣyati) || Subhāṣ.

Derivable forms: vajralepaḥ (वज्रलेपः).

Vajralepa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and lepa (लेप).

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

Vajralepa (वज्रलेप).—m. a kind of ointment (?), [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 10 (Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2704, pitch); cf. Wilson, Th. of the Hind. 2. ed. ii. p. 55.

Vajralepa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and lepa (लेप).

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

Vajralepa (वज्रलेप).—[masculine] a kind of very hard mortar.

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

Vajralepa (वज्रलेप):—[=vajra-lepa] [from vajra > vaj] m. a kind of hard mortar or cement, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Ratnāvalī; Vāsavadattā]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vajralepa 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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vajralēpa (ವಜ್ರಲೇಪ):—[noun] a paste, plaster, cement, used by sculptors.

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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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