Vapusha, Vapuṣa: 7 definitions


Vapusha 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.

The Sanskrit term Vapuṣa can be transliterated into English as Vapusa or Vapusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Vapuṣā (वपुषा) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vapuṣā).

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vapuṣa (वपुष) refers to the “wonderful (great smoky darkness)” [i.e., oṃ namo mahādhūmrāndhakāravapuṣāya hūṃ phaṭ], according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vapuṣa (वपुष).—a. Ved.

1) Handsome.

2) Wonderful.

-ṣam Beauty (of form).

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

Vapuṣa (वपुष).—[-vapuṣa], i. e. vapus + a, at the end of comp. instead of vapus, in varāha-, n. The body of a hog, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 94, 53.

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

Vapuṣa (वपुष).—[adjective] = vapus [adjective], [neuter] wonder.

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Vāpuṣa (वापुष).—[adjective] wonderful.

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

1) Vapuṣa (वपुष):—[from vap] mfn. wonderfully beautiful, [Ṛg-veda]

2) Vapuṣā (वपुषा):—[from vapuṣa > vap] f. = havuṣā, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) Vapuṣa (वपुष):—[from vap] n. marvellous beauty ([dative case] with darśata, wonderful to look at), [Ṛg-veda]

4) Vāpuṣa (वापुष):—mfn. ([from] vapus) wonderful, admirable, [Ṛg-veda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vapusha 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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