Vapi, aka: Vāpī, Vāpi; 9 Definition(s)
Vapi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Vāpī (वापी) refers to “smaller tanks” (reservoirs of water). These should be built by the King on boundary-links between two villages. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.248)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Vāpī (वापी).—The construction of small ponds at the auspicious time; the same prescription for excavating taḍāga (tanks).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 58. 1, 51.
1b) One of the ten pīṭhas for images with two mekhalas.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 262. 6, 8.
Vāpī (वापी) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.19). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāpī) 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
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.
India history and geogprahy
Vāpī.—(EI 13), step-well; an irrigation well; same as vāpikā. (Ep. Ind., Vol. VII, p. 46, note 8), a well with a flight of stairs; cf. kūpa which is an ordinary well. (EI 22), a reservoir of water. Note: vāpī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
vapi : (aor. of vapati) sowed; shaved. || vāpi (f.) tank; a reservoir for water.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Vāpi, (f.) (cp. Epic & Classic Sk. vāpī) a pond; °jala water from a pond Mhvs 25, 66. (Page 608)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
vāpī (वापी) [or वापिका, vāpikā].—f S A well or an oblong reservoir of water, esp. as large and having steps.
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vāpī (वापी).—f (Dim. of vāpā) A small bed or plat of a garden &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vāpī (वापी).—f A well.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Vāpi (वापि) or Vāpī (वापी).—f. [vap-iñ vā ṅīp; Uṇ.4.125] A well, any large oblong or circular reservoir of water; कूप- वापीजलानां च (kūpa- vāpījalānāṃ ca) (haraṇe) शुद्धिश्चान्द्रायणं स्मृतम् (śuddhiścāndrāyaṇaṃ smṛtam) Ms.11.163; वापी चास्मिन् मरकतशिलाबद्धसोपानमार्गा (vāpī cāsmin marakataśilābaddhasopānamārgā) Me.78.
Derivable forms: vāpiḥ (वापिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.163 < [Section XVIII - Expiation for Theft (steya)]
Verse 8.248 < [Section XL - Disputes regarding Boundaries]
Verse 2.185 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.7.143 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 1.3.44 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Verse 1.1.4 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma (by Ven. S. Dhammika)