Uccaihshravas, aka: Uccaih-shravas, Uccaiḥśravas, Uccais-shravas; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Uccaiḥśravas can be transliterated into English as Uccaihsravas or Uccaihshravas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchaihshravas.

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Uccaiḥśravas (उच्चैःश्रवस्) is the name of a horse obtained by Namuci after the gods and Asuras churned the ocean of milk,, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 46. Accordingly, as Suvāsakumārā said to Sunītha, “... as fast as the gods killed an Asura in their fight with them, the horse Uccaiḥśravas immediately restored him to life by smelling him”.

The story of Uccaiḥśravas was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Uccaiḥśravas, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Uccaiḥśravas (उच्चैःश्रवस्, “loud-neighing”):—The second mount of Indra, and represents a horse. Indra is the king of the gods. He is the ruler of the storm and represents the all-pervading electric energy. As a major deity in the Ṛg-veda, he also represents the cause of fertility.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Uchchaihshravas : Uchchaihsravas was the white horse of Indra, produced at the churning of the ocean. It is fed on ambrosia, and is held to be the king of horses.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Uccaiḥ-śravas [from uccaiḥ aloft, high above + śravas ear] Long-eared, he who hears what is above, one having spiritual or inner hearing; the white horse of Indra, one of the 14 precious things that issued from the waters churned by the gods in Hindu legend, regarded as the prototype and king of horses. In this connection one is reminded of the many statues of the buddhas with pendant ears, symbolizing a spiritual power—he who hears the cries of all.

Source: Theosophical Society: Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Uccaiḥśravas (उच्चैःश्रवस्).—a.

1) long-eared.

2) deaf. (m.)

1) Name of the horse of Indra (said to be churned out of the ocean); उच्चैःश्रवसमश्वानाम् (uccaiḥśravasamaśvānām) Bg.1.27; उच्चैरुच्चैःश्रवास्तेन् हयरत्नमहारि च (uccairuccaiḥśravāsten hayaratnamahāri ca) Ku.2.47.

2) Name of a horse of the god sun.

Uccaiḥśravas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uccais and śravas (श्रवस्). See also (synonyms): uccaiḥśravasa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uccaiḥśravas (उच्चैःश्रवस्).—m.

(-vāḥ) The horse of Indra. E. uccais high, and śravas an ear, long-eared; it is semetimes written with a final vowel, nom.


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