Ucchraya, Ucchrāya: 8 definitions


Ucchraya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Uchchhraya.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय).—(or ucchriti) Height of an object. Note: Ucchraya is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ucchraya.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. VIII, p. 46, note 3), a shelter; same as pratiśraya. Note: ucchraya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय) or Ucchrāya (उच्छ्राय).—[ud-śri ac ghañ vā]

1) Rising (of a planet &c.); शक्रपाते तथोच्छ्रये (śakrapāte tathocchraye) Y.1.147.

2) Raising, erecting.

3) Height, elevation (physical and moral); श्रृङ्गेच्छ्रायैः कुमुदविशदैर्यो वितत्य स्थितः खम् (śrṛṅgecchrāyaiḥ kumudaviśadairyo vitatya sthitaḥ kham) Me.6; K.15; Ki.7.27;8.23,17.61; Śi.4.1,8.22.

4) Growth, increase, intensity; गुण° (guṇa°) Ki.8.21,16.1; नीतोच्छ्रायम् (nītocchrāyam) 5.31,14.21.

5) Pride.

6) The upright side of a triangle.

7) A kind of pillar (Junāgadh Rock Inscription of Rudradāman, Ep. Ind. Vol. III).

-yī (ucchrāyī) Plank.

Derivable forms: ucchrayaḥ (उच्छ्रयः), ucchrāyaḥ (उच्छ्रायः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय).—(m.; = samucchraya, q.v.), body, bodily existence: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 145.12 (verse) sa paścime cocchrayi…(Also used as in Sanskrit in sense of height, e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 159.9, prose.)

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

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Height, elevation of a tree, mountain, &c. 2. Rising of a planet, &c. 3. Upright side of a triangle. E. ut up, śriñ to serve, ac aff.

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Ucchrāya (उच्छ्राय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Height, elevation. E. ut before śri to serve, ghañ aff.

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

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय).—i. e. ud-śri + a, m. Elevation, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 24.

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Ucchrāya (उच्छ्राय).—i. e. ud-śri + a, m. 1. Rising, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 31; [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 45. 2. Elevation, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 261.

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

Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय).—[masculine] ṇa [neuter], ucchrāya [masculine] rising, increase, elevation.

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

1) Ucchraya (उच्छ्रय):—[=uc-chraya] [from uc-chri] m. rising, mounting, elevation

2) [v.s. ...] rising of a planet etc.

3) [v.s. ...] elevation of a tree, mountain, etc.

4) [v.s. ...] height, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Yājñavalkya; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

5) [v.s. ...] growth, increase, intensity, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] the upright side of a triangle.

7) Ucchrāya (उच्छ्राय):—[=uc-chrāya] [from uc-chri] m. ([Pāṇini 3-3, 49]) rising upwards, elevation, height, [Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya; Suśruta; Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] growth, increase, intensity, [Kirātārjunīya; Suśruta]

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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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