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Vipula, aka: Vipulā; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Vipula means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Vipula (विपुल) is the name of a mountain on the eastern side of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. On the peak of mount Vipula stands a Aśvatta tree hosting various devas, asuras and apsaras. The lake in this direction is called Asitoda around which are situated thirteen mountains.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1a) Vipula (विपुल).—A son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 46.

1b) A mountain sacred to Vipulā; a Viṣkambhaparvata,1 to the west of Ilāvṛta.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 35. 16.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 18.

1c) A son of Maṇivara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 159.

2a) Vipulā (विपुला).—The Goddess enshrined at Vipula.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 36.

2b) The sabhā of Kubera; description of; here is Puṣpaka, the Vimāna; around are the ten cities of the Gandharvas in the east, thirty cities of the Yakṣas in the west, and a hundred cities of the Kinnaras in the south.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 5-11, 20, 24, 27-8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Vipula (विपुल) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Vipula) various roles suitable to them.

2a) Vipulā (विपुला) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. Vipulā falls in the Anuṣṭup (Anuṣṭubh) class of chandas (‘rhythm-type’), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing eighteen syllables each.

2b) Vipulā (विपुला) refers to a type of āryā syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. The Vipulā variation is one amongst five types of āryā-meters.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

In Buddhism

Pali

Vipula, (adj.) (cp. Sk. vipula) large, extensive, great, abundant. The word is poetical.—D. III, 150; A. I, 45 (°paññatā); Sn. 41, 675, 687, 978, 994; Th. 1, 588; Nd1 581 (=adhimatta); Vv 676 (=mahanta VvA. 290); Ap 40; Pv. II, 118; II, 49; II, 969 (=ulāra PvA. 139); Miln. 164, 311, 404; PvA. 7, 76; Sdhp. 271. (Page 627)

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

vipula : (adj.) extensive; great; large.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

3) Mother of Revata Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vi.6.

1) A khattiya, father of Revata Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vi.16.

2) One of the five peaks near Rajagaha, the highest of them. See Vepulla. S.i.67; J.vi.518; Mil.242.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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