Vilepana; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Vilepana (विलेपन, “plastering”) refers to rule used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “Vilepana [refers to] Plastering of Savya, Vāma and Ūrdhvaka”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Vilepana (विलेपन) or Gandha refers to “fragrant sandal paste” and represents one of the various upacāras (offerings), in pūjā (ritual worship), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—Pūjā consists of offering hospitality, in the form of water to wash the feet, to drink, water for ablutions, offering a bath, new clothes, fragrant unguents, fragrant flowers and ornaments, food and so on. Each step in the pūjā process is called “saṃskāra” and each offering is called “upacāra” [viz., Vilepana].

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vilepana : (nt.) ointment; cosmetic; toilet perfume.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vilepana, (nt.) (vi+lepana) ointment, cosmetic, toilet perfume A. I, 107, 212; II, 209; Th. 1, 616 (sīlaṃ v. seṭṭhaṃ. Cp. J. III, 290); Pug. 51, 58; Pv. II, 316; DA. I, 77, 88. (Page 636)

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

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Vilepana (विलेपन).—

1) Smearing, anointing.

2) An ointment, unguent, any cosmetic or perfume for the body (such as saffron, sandal &c.); न स्नानं न विलेपनं न कुसुमं नालंकृता मूर्धजाः (na snānaṃ na vilepanaṃ na kusumaṃ nālaṃkṛtā mūrdhajāḥ) Bh.2.19; यान्येव सुरभिकुसुमधूपविलेपनादीनि (yānyeva surabhikusumadhūpavilepanādīni) K.

Derivable forms: vilepanam (विलेपनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vilepana (विलेपन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Perfume of the person, unguent or oil of Sandal, saffron, camphor, bdellium, &c. 2. Smearing the body with fragrant oils, &c. 2. Plastering. f. (-nī) 1. A woman adorned with perfumes, &c. 2. Rice-gruel. E. vi before lip to smear, aff. lyuṭ .

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