Udagayana, Udac-ayana: 13 definitions

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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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Udagayana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Udagayana (उदगयन).—Uttarāyaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 13.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Udagayana in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Udagayana (उदगयन) or Uttarāyaṇa refers to the “northward march” (of the sun and moon), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If the sun and moon should be eclipsed when in their uttarāyaṇa (northward march) [i.e., udagayana], the Brāhmins and the Kṣatriyas will suffer; if when in their dakṣiṇāyana (southward march) the Vaiśyas and the Śūdras will suffer. If the eclipse should commence at the northern, eastern, southern, or western point of the disc, the Brāhmins, the Kṣatriyas, the Vaiśyas or the Śūdras will suffer respectively”.

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.

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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 geography

Source: 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.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Udagayana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udagayana (उदगयन).—n S (udak & ayana) The sun's progress northwards from the tropic of Capricorn.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Udagayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udagayana (उदगयन).—the sun's progress north of the equator (= uttarāyaṇam q. v.).

Derivable forms: udagayanam (उदगयनम्).

Udagayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms udac and ayana (अयन). See also (synonyms): udaṅayana.

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

Udagayana (उदगयन).—n.

(-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]

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

Udagayana (उदगयन):—[udaga+yana] (naṃ) 1. n. North declination.

[Sanskrit to German]

Udagayana in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Udagayana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udagayana (ಉದಗಯನ):—

1) [noun] the progress of the sun to the north of the equator.

2) [noun] summer solstice a) the point on the celestial sphere where the sun is farthest north of the celestial equator; b) the moment or date of this annual event; c) the period or time of the summer solstice.

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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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