Uccaihshrava, Uccaiḥśravā, Uccaiḥśrava: 4 definitions



Uccaihshrava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Uccaiḥśravā and Uccaiḥśrava can be transliterated into English as Uccaihsrava or Uccaihshrava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchaihshrava.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Uccaihshrava in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Uccaiḥśravā (उच्चैःश्रवा).—A horse born from nectar and considered to be a representative of Kṛṣṇa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Uccaiḥśravā (उच्चैःश्रवा) is the name of a mare that was offered by the Vanavīra to Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna), according to the seventh Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Accordingly, Uccaiḥśravā fell from the sky on Durva grass and was described as “a good carrier of Brahmā and a physical form of wind”. Vanavīra told the king that the mare was “created by Brahmā from the seven horses of the sun’s chariot”.

Uccaiḥśravā eventually transformed in Tārāvalī, a close friend of Udayasundarī, when she and Malayavāhana went looking for her after chasing a monkey to a mountain.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).


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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Uccaiḥśrava (उच्चैःश्रव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Uccaiḥśrava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uccaihshrava in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uccaiḥśravā (उच्चैःश्रवा) [Also spelled uchchaisrava]:—(nm) the mythological horse belonging to Indra—chief of the gods; (a) hard of hearing.

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