Samutthapya, Samutthāpya, Sam-utthapya: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samutthāpya (समुत्थाप्य) refers to “getting up” (from one’s seat or throne), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O Nārada, on seeing their beloved son Kumāra, the lordly couple Śiva and Pārvatī rejoiced much. The great lord got up (samutthāpya), kissed him on the head with joy, stroked him with the hand and placed him on his lap. With great affection, the highly delighted Śiva kissed the face of Kumāra, the great lord and the slayer of Tāraka. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samutthapya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samutthāpya (समुत्थाप्य):—[=sam-utthāpya] [from sam-utthāna > samut-thā] mfn. ([from] idem) to be raised or elevated, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Samutthapya 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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