Ucchrita, Ucchrīta: 13 definitions


Ucchrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Uchchhrita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ucchrita) 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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित) refers to “shaded (by a banner)” (used for performing rituals), according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded (ucchrita) by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [being] a prophet of the Law, seated on a blue seat, fasting according to the aṣṭāṅga, with well-washed limbs, clad in pure raiment, anointed with fragrant odour, wearing the three white stripes, he must recite it for a day and night continuously facing the east; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Academia: Ritual Period: A Comparative Study of Three Newar Buddhist Menarche Manuals

Ucchrīta (उच्छ्रीत) refers to “stone-hurling demons”, according to the “Vādhā byaṃ ke vidhi”: the name of two manuscripts written by (1) Kathmandu-based priest, Badriratna Bajracharya and (2) Buddharatna Bajracharya from Lalitpur.—Badriratna’s text pays the most attention to the invocations of celestial bodies and other cosmologically grouped agents. The list consists of [e.g., stone-hurling demons (ucchrītas)]. In this list, we particularly find the dark forces that are especially adept at causing problems for women, children and, more specifically, girl children, addressed and harnessed.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित).—p. p.

1) Raised, lifted up; नात्युच्छ्रितं नातिनीचं चैलाजिनकुशोत्तरम् (nātyucchritaṃ nātinīcaṃ cailājinakuśottaram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.11. H.2.123; R.17.33.

2) Gone up, risen; °सितांशुकर (sitāṃśukara) Śiśupālavadha 4.25; K.26

3) High, tall, lofty, exalted; अभिययौ स हिमाचलमुच्छ्रितम् (abhiyayau sa himācalamucchritam) Kirātārjunīya 5.1; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.11;9.19; पञ्चयोजनमुच्छ्रिता (pañcayojanamucchritā) Mb.

4) Produced, born.

5) Increasing, growing, Prosperous; अत्युच्छ्रितम् तथात्मानम् (atyucchritam tathātmānam) (manyeta) Manusmṛti 7.17; उच्छ्रितान्द्वेष्टि दुर्मतिः (ucchritāndveṣṭi durmatiḥ) Rām.1.15.8; increased (in size or bulk); grown.

6) Proud.

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

Ucchṛta (उच्छृत).—ppp. (hyper-Sanskrit, if not corruption, for Sanskrit ucchrita; compare utsṛta), raised: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 235.14 (verse) śuṣkapāṃsur itocchṛtaḥ (both edd., no v.l.), for ita(s) ucch°; also (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 373.12 (= ucchrita 21), see ucchata.

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

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Born, produced. 2. High, tall. 3. Lifted up, raised. 4. Prosperous, advancing, increasing, rising. 5. Left, abandoned. 6. Increased in size or bulk, grown. E. ut before śriñ to serve, kta aff.

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

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित).—[adjective] lifted, raised, high, haughty; proud of (—°); increased, grown, enormous.

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

1) Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित):—[=uc-chrita] [from uc-chri] mfn. raised, lifted up, erected, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] rising, arising, mounting, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] high, tall, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kirātārjunīya; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] advancing, arisen, grown powerful or mighty, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara; Manu-smṛti; Hitopadeśa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] wanton, luxuriant, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] excited, [Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] increased, grown, enlarged, large, huge, [Prabodha-candrodaya; Raghuvaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] born, produced, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] m. Pinus Longifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित):—[ucchri+ta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Raised up; born; prosperous; left.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ucchrita (उच्छ्रित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ucchiya, Ussiya, Ūsaḍha, Ūsaviya.

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Ucchrita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ucchrita (ಉಚ್ಛ್ರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] held up; held high; raised; risen; elevated.

2) [adjective] succeeded; thrived (well); prospered.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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