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Vitana, aka: Vitāna, Vitānā; 5 Definition(s)


Vitana 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

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Vitāna (वितान, “ceiling”).—The ceilings of the temples are covered by the slabs, dressed on the lower portion and the sides, while they are undressed on the outer part.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

about this context:

Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.


1) Vitāna (वितान).—A Sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 44.

2) Vitānā (विताना).—The mother of Bṛhadbhānu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 35.
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.

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Vitāna (वितान, “canopy”):—The Aparājitapṛcchā divides vitāna primarily into four varieties:—

  1. padma,
  2. nābhichanda,
  3. sabhā-mārga
  4. and mandāraka.
Source: Google Books: Aparājitapṛcchā, a Critical Study

about this context:

Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

In Buddhism


Vitāna, (m. & nt.) (fr. vi+tan) spread-out, canopy, awning Vin. IV, 279; J. I, 40, 62, 83; DhA. II, 42; SnA 447; VvA. 32, 173; PvA. 154. See also cela°. (Page 620)

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

vitāna : (nt.) a canopy.

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.

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