Ucchikha; 3 Definition(s)


Ucchikha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchhikha.

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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Ucchikha (उच्छिख) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.8, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ucchikha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Ucchikha in Purana glossary... « previous · [U] · next »

Ucchikha (उच्छिख).—A serpent born in the family of Takṣaka. It was burnt to death at Janamejaya’s serpent yajña. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 9).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

Ucchikha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [U] · next »

Ucchikha (उच्छिख).—a. [udgatā śikhā yasya]

1) Crested, with erected crest; मणिमुकुट इवोच्छिखः (maṇimukuṭa ivocchikhaḥ) U.3.18.

2) Having the flame pointed upwards, flaming, blazing up; कथं न मन्युर्ज्वलयत्युदीरितः शमीतरुं शुष्कमिवाग्निरुच्छिखः (kathaṃ na manyurjvalayatyudīritaḥ śamītaruṃ śuṣkamivāgnirucchikhaḥ) Ki.1.32; K.127; R.16.87.

3) Radiant, bright.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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