Udagayana, Udac-ayana: 8 definitions
Udagayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 13.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Udagayana (उदगयन).—(or uttarāyaṇa) Sun's northward journey from winter solstice to summer solstice. Note: Udagayana is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Udag-ayana.—(EI2 3), the winter solstice; same as uttarāyaṇa. Note: udag-ayana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
udagayana (उदगयन).—n S (udak & ayana) The sun's progress northwards from the tropic of Capricorn.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Udagayana (उदगयन).—the sun's progress north of the equator (= uttarāyaṇam q. v.).
Derivable forms: udagayanam (उदगयनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) The sun’s progress north of the equator: see uttarāyaṇa. E. udak north, and ayana going.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Udagayana (उदगयन).—[neuter] the (sun’s) northern progress; the time from the winter to the summer solstice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Udagayana (उदगयन):—[=udag-ayana] [from udag > ud-añc] n. the sun’s progress north of the equator
2) [v.s. ...] the half year from the winter to the summer solstice, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] mfn. being on the path of the sun at its progress north of the equator, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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