Udasin, Udāsī, Udasi, Udāsin: 15 definitions

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Udasin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Udāsin (उदासिन्) refers to an “indifferent person” and is used to (falsely) describe sage Nārada, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the seven Sages said (with false words) to Pārvatī: “[...] Nārada is a quibbler. He misleads others. If his words are paid heed to, you stand to lose in every respect. [...] You too who are honoured by the wise have followed his advice and thus become a fool. That is why you are performing this severe penance. O young lady, He, for whose sake you are performing this elaborate penance is a perpetually indifferent person [i.e., udāsin] of no emotional disturbance. Undoubtedly He is an enemy of Kāma. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Udāsī (उदासी).—A son of Vasudeva and Devakī; killed by Kaṃsa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 13.

1b) The son of Vaṃśaka, ruled for 33 years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 272. 11.
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Udasi (उदसि) refers to “buttermilk” and is one of the four products of milk (gorasa). Dairy farming was carried on in a big way in ancient India. There were large cow-sheds (gomaṇḍava or gomaṇḍapa) where the herds of cows, bulls and calves were kept. There was abundant supply of milk (dugdha or khira) and its four products (gorasa) viz. curd (dadhi), butter milk (udasi or maṭṭhā), butter (ṇavaṇiya or navanīta), clarified butter or ghee (ghṛta or ghaya). Milk and milk products were available in plenty at the dairy (dohaṇa-vāḍaga). The products were stored in ‘khira sālā’. Many articles of daily food were prepared with the help of milk and its products. People could get highly nutritious food because of the easy and large supply of the dairy products.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Udāsī (उदासी).—m (S) A stoic, one without affection or passion. 2 An order of Gosavis, or an individual of it.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Udāsī (उदासी).—m A stoic.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udāsin (उदासिन्).—a. Indifferent, apathetic, unconcerned.

-saḥ, -sin m.

1) A stoic, philosopher.

2) One who has no passion for anything, a religious mendicant in general.

3) Indifference, apathy; stoicism.

See also (synonyms): udāsa.

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

Udāsin (उदासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Indifferent, disregarding. m. (-sī) A stoic, a philosopher, one who has no passion nor affection for anything: in popular acceptation, a religious mendicant in general, or one of a particular order. E. udāsa and ini aff.

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

1) Udāsin (उदासिन्):—[from ud-ās] mfn. indifferent, disregarding

2) [v.s. ...] one who has no desire nor affection for anything

3) [v.s. ...] m. a stoic, philosopher

4) [v.s. ...] (in popular acceptation) any religious mendicant (or one of a particular order), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Udāsin (उदासिन्):—[udā+sin] (sī-sinī-si) a. Idem.

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

Udāsin (उदासिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Udāsi.

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Udasin 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Udāsī (उदासी):—(nf) sadness, dejection, melancholy.

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Udasin in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) indifferent; disinterested, non-chalant; ~[ta] indifference; disinterestedness; non-chalance..—udasin (उदासीन) is alternatively transliterated as Udāsīna.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Udāsi (उदासि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Udāsin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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