Aupasana, Aupāsana: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Aupasana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aupāsana (औपासन) refers to “fire sacrifice of the householder”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.14.—Accordingly, “[...] O Brahmins, until the rite of aupāsana (fire sacrifice of the householder) all the persons in the first āśrama perform their vratas and special sacrifices in the fire from sacrificial twigs. [...] Householders who have started their aupāsana rite shall maintain the rite in the sacrificial fire kept in a vessel or pit always”.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Aupāsana (औपासन) or Aupāsanahoma refers to one of the seven Pākasaṃsthās or Pākayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Aupāsana-homa] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aupāsana (औपासन).—a. (- f.) [उपासन-अण् (upāsana-aṇ)]

1) Ralating to गृह्याग्नि (gṛhyāgni) or household fire.

2) Belonging to worship or service; holy, sacred.

-naḥ 1 A fire used for domestic worship.

2) A small rice-ball (piṇḍa) offered to the manes.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aupāsana (औपासन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Devotional, holy, connected with or belonging to worship or service. E. upāsanā, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aupāsana (औपासन).—i. e. upāsana + a, m. The sacred fire, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 17.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aupāsana (औपासन).—[masculine] (sc. agni) the fire used for do mestic rites.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aupāsana (औपासन):—m. ([scilicet] agni), ([from] upāsana), the fire used for domestic worship, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xii; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.

2) ([scilicet] piṇḍa) a small cake offered to the Manes, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa] and, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) mf(ā)n. relating to or performed at an Aupāsana fire (as the evening and morning oblations), [Yājñavalkya iii, 17; Hiraṇyakeśin-gṛhya-sūtra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aupāsana (औपासन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Devotional.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aupasana in German

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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

Aupāsana (ಔಪಾಸನ):—[adjective] relating to or performed at, the ritual fire.

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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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