Vamanaka, aka: Vāmanaka, Vāmaṇaka; 5 Definition(s)


Vamanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vāmanaka (वामनक).—A mountain in Krauñcadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāmanaka (वामनक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.86). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāmanaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Vāmaṇaka (वामणक, “dwarf”) is a Prakrit name indicating defects of the body, representing a rule when deriving personal names as mentioned in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning vāmaṇaka) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vāmanaka : (m.) a dwarf. (adj.), dwarfish.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vāmanaka, (adj. -n.) (fr. vāmana) dwarfish, crippled J. II, 226; IV, 137; V, 424, 427.—f. °ikā N. of certain elephants M. I, 178. (Page 609)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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