Vilapa, Vilāpa: 18 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Vilāpa (विलाप, “lament”) refers to one of the twelve froms of verbal representation (vācika), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These verbal representations are to be expressed using the various representations of the body (śārira). Vācika forms a part of abhinaya (techniques of representation) which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama (nāṭya) and calling forth the sentiment (rasa).

According to the Nāṭyaśāastra, “words originating in a pathetic condition are called lament (vilāpa)”.

2) Vilāpa (विलाप, “lamentation”) refers to the sixth of the ten stages of love (kāma) arising in a woman (strī) and men (puṃs) alike, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24.

Source: Natya Shastra

Vilāpa (विलाप).—One of the ten stages of love (kāma);—Lamentation (vilāpa) is represented by speaking sorrowfully words such as. ‘He stood here; he sat here, and here he united himself with me, etc’. A lamenting woman is distressed by very eagerly expecting the beloved one, and out of uneasiness she moves from one place of grief to another.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Vilāpa is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Vilāpa) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vilāpa (विलाप):—Lament; Utters moaning sounds

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vilāpa : (m.) wailing; idle talk.

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

Vilāpa, (vi+lāpa) idle talk J. I, 496; V, 24. Cp. saṃ°. (Page 635)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vilāpa (विलाप).—m (S) Lamentation, wailing, plaints.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vilāpa (विलाप).—m Lamentation, wailing, plaints.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vilāpa (विलाप).—Wailing, lamentation, a wail, moan; लङ्कास्त्रीणां पुनश्चक्रे विलापाचार्यकं शरैः (laṅkāstrīṇāṃ punaścakre vilāpācāryakaṃ śaraiḥ) R.12.78.

Derivable forms: vilāpaḥ (विलापः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vilāpa (विलाप).—m.

(-paḥ) Lamentation, the language of grief and distress. E. vi before lap to speak, aff. ghañ .

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

Vilāpa (विलाप).—i. e. vi-lap + a, m. Lamentation, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 30, 3.

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

Vilāpa (विलाप).—[masculine] lament.

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

Vilāpa (विलाप):—[=vi-lāpa] [from vi-lap] m. = [preceding] n., [ib.]

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

Vilāpa (विलाप):—[vi-lāpa] (paḥ) 1. m. Lamentation.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vilāpa (विलाप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vilāva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vilapa 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vilāpa (विलाप) [Also spelled vilap]:—(nm) lamentation, crying, weeping, wailing; ~[] to lament, to cry, to weep, to wail.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vilāpa (ವಿಲಾಪ):—[noun] a crying audibly from pain, distress, etc.; wail.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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