Veluriya, Veḷuriya: 3 definitions


Veluriya means something in 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A village and a rock near which are found veluriya (sapphires). VvA.27.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

veḷuriya : (nt.) a lapis lazuli.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Veḷuriya, (nt.) (cp. dial. Sk. vaiḍūrya) a precious stone, lapis lazuli; cp. the same word “beryl” (with metathesis r›l; not fr. the Sk. form), which the Greeks brought to Europe from India.—D. I, 76; Vin. II, 112; S. I, 64; A. I, 215; IV, 199, 203 sq.; J. III, 437; Pv. II, 75; Mhvs 11, 16; DhA. II, 220. Often in descriptions of Vimānas, e.g. Vv 21; 121; 171; cp. VvA. 27, 60.—Probably through a word-play with veḷu (bamboo; popular etymology) it is said to have the colour of bamboo: see vaṃsa-rāga & vaṃsa-vaṇṇa. At J. I, 207 a peacock’s neck is described as having the colour of the veḷuriya. At Miln. 267 (in inventory of “loka”) we have the foll. enumeration of precious stones: pavāḷa coral, lohitaṅka ruby, masāragalla cat’s eye, veḷuriya lapis lazuli, vajira diamend. See also under ratana1. (Page 650)

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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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