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 (?).
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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vapuṣa (वपुष).—a. Ved.
-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]
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
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