Vilepana; 4 Definition(s)

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Vilepana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Vilepana in Natyashastra glossaries]

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Vilepana in Pali glossaries]

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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