Aupadharmya: 4 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Aupadharmya (औपधर्म्य).—Propagated by the Lord for misleading Asuras and other evil doers.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 37.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A false doctrine, heresy वेशं विधाय बहुभाष्यत औपधर्म्यम् (veśaṃ vidhāya bahubhāṣyata aupadharmyam) Bhāg.2.7.37.
2) Inferior virtue, or a degraded principle of virtue.
Derivable forms: aupadharmyam (औपधर्म्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aupadharmya (औपधर्म्य).—i. e. upa -dharma + ya, n. A false doctrine, heresy, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 7, 37.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aupadharmya (औपधर्म्य):—n. ([from] upadharma), false doctrine, heresy, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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