Vinaka, Vināka: 3 definitions


Vinaka 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Vīṇaka (वीणक) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Vīṇā forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Vīṇaka] are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vināka (विनाक).—var. vināga (see Index; so Mironov), or virāga (vinaga?), all nt., a high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7841 = Tibetan khrab khrib; cited from Gaṇḍavyūha, which in 133.4 reads virāgaṃ (nt.); 105.22 seems to have a double corresp., vināha and virāga; in Mahāvyutpatti 7715 the corresp. is viraga = Tibetan khrab (or khrib) khrib.

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Vīṇaka (वीणक).—(Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 232.10 (verse); Vīṇātṛtīyaka, (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 19.13 (prose); Vīṇādvitīyaka, (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 43.19 (prose); all nom. pl. m.; names or epithets of a class of minor godlings; pre- sumably the same class, since the accompanying items in the lists where these are found are very similar (see s.v. karoṭa-pāṇi); presumably all mean something like lute- bearers (compare gandharvas ?), but I have no further infor- mation; especially -tṛtīyaka is puzzling.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vinaka (ವಿನಕ):—[noun] Gaṇēśa, the chief of Gaṇas, attendants of S'iva.

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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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