Vitamala, aka: Vītamala, Vītamāla, Vita-mala; 4 Definition(s)


Vitamala 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A king of fifty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Korandapupphiya (Ramaniyavihari) Thera. Ap.i.206; ThagA.i.116.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vītamala : (adj.) stainless.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vītamala refers to: stainless (cp. vimala) S. IV, 47, 107; DA. I, 237; Miln. 16.

Note: vītamala is a Pali compound consisting of the words vīta and mala.

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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Vītamala (वीतमल).—a. pure.

Vītamala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīta and mala (मल).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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