Udbhava, aka: Udbhavā, Udbhāva; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Udbhavā (उद्भवा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Piṇḍa, the seventh seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (eg. Udbhavā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

Udbhava (उद्भव) or Udbhavāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vijayāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (eg., Udbhava Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., Vijaya-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Udbhava (उद्भव).—A son of Nahuṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 24. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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udbhava (उद्भव).—m (S) Birth, production, proceeding or issuing from. 2 Manifestation; coming forth or appearing openly. 3 Used vulgarly in the sense of ugrama.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udbhava (उद्भव).—m Birth, production. Manifestation.

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

Udbhava (उद्भव).—&c. See under उद्भू (udbhū).

See also (synonyms): udbhāvanā.

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Udbhava (उद्भव).—

1) Production, creation, birth, generation (lit. and fig.); इति हेतुस्तदुद्भवे (iti hetustadudbhave) K. P.1; Y.3.8; the place or object of origin; मृत्युः सर्वहरश्चाहमुद्भवश्च भविष्यताम् (mṛtyuḥ sarvaharaścāhamudbhavaśca bhaviṣyatām) Bg.1.34; oft. at the end of comp. in the sense of 'springing or arising from', 'produced from'; ऊरूद्भवा (ūrūdbhavā) V.1.3; मणिराकरोद्भवः (maṇirākarodbhavaḥ) R.3.18.

2) Source, origin; उद्भवो यशसः (udbhavo yaśasaḥ) K.54.

3) Name of Viṣṇu; उद्भवः क्षोभणो देवः (udbhavaḥ kṣobhaṇo devaḥ) V. Sah.

Derivable forms: udbhavaḥ (उद्भवः).

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Udbhāva (उद्भाव).—

1) Production, generation.

2) Magnanimity.

Derivable forms: udbhāvaḥ (उद्भावः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udbhava (उद्भव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Birth, production. E. ut forth, bhū to be or become, ac aff.

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Udbhāva (उद्भाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Production, generation. 2. Magnanimity. E. ut, bhāva causing to be, &c.

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