Uddhara, Uddhāra: 15 definitions



Uddhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Uddhar.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Uddhāra (उद्धार).—Elision, a term used in the sense of 'lopa' in the ancient grammar works;

2) Uddhāra.—Name of a commentary on the Haima-liṅgānuśāsana.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Uddhāra (उद्धार) refers to “extraction (of the earth)” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Uddhāra is mentioned in the Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Uddhāra.—(LP), borrowed on trust or credit; cf. udhār. (IE 8-5), same as udraṅga; cf. Tamil uttāra. Note: uddhāra 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 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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uddhāra : (m.) withdrawal; pulling out.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uddhāra (उद्धार).—m (S) See uddharaṇa. 2 also uddhāragata f (uddhāra & gati) Rescue or deliverance; esp. emancipation from an inferior form of existence, or exemption from further migration; final salvation.

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

uddhāra (उद्धार).—m uddhāragata f Rescue; final salva- tion. Regeneration.

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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

Uddhara (उद्धर) or Uddhāra (उद्धार).—See under उद्धृ (uddhṛ).

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Uddhāra (उद्धार).—1 Drawing out, extraction.

2) Deliverance, redemption, saving, rescuing, extrication.

3) Raising, lifting up.

4) Deduction, a part to be set aside.

5) (In law) A part to be set aside from the paternal property for the benefit of the eldest son; the surplus allowed by law to the eldest beyond the shares of the younger brothers; ज्येष्ठस्य विंश उद्धारः सर्वद्रव्याच्च यद्वरम् (jyeṣṭhasya viṃśa uddhāraḥ sarvadravyācca yadvaram) Ms.9.112.

6) The sixth part of booty taken in war which belongs to the king; राज्ञश्च दद्युरुद्धारमित्येषा वैदिकी श्रुतिः (rājñaśca dadyuruddhāramityeṣā vaidikī śrutiḥ) Ms.7.97.

7) An obligation.

8) Debt, particularly such as bears no interest.

9) Recovering property.

1) Marching out.

11) Citing (a passage), quoting.

12) Final beatitude.

13) Prosperity, elevation.

14) Compilation.

15) Leavings of dishes.

-rā The plant गुडूची (guḍūcī).

-ram A fire-place.

Derivable forms: uddhāraḥ (उद्धारः).

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

Uddhara (उद्धर).—(m. ? only in composition; to Sanskrit ud with hṛ; also an-uddhara-tā below), neglect, ignoring: Lalitavistara 342.8 (verse) evaṃ hi teṣa bhavate guru-uddharāṇāṃ (so best mss. and ed.), for so it happens to those who ignore (the words of) the Master; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 37.14 na karmakriyoddhareṇa (bhavitav- yam), one must not ignore, neglect…; an-ud° non-neglect, Lalitavistara 432.18 -ānuśāsany-anuddhara-, non-neglect of instruc- tion; in Lalitavistara 440.4 (prose), for ed. anuddhuratayā, read anuddharatayā (anuddhara-tā, abstr.; grāhyavacanatām, sc. pratilapsyate), (he will attain a state of having his words accepted) because (they) will not be ignored, lit. by reason of non-ignored-ness. (Possibly read with some mss. an- uddharaṇa-tayā, which would mean the same.)

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Uddhāra (उद्धार).—(m.?), (1) some branch of mathematics, perhaps subtraction (or debits? accounting of debts, compare 2), in a cliché, list of subjects studied by youths, mudrāyām uddhāre nyāse nikṣepe…Divyāvadāna 3.18; 26.12; 58.17; 100.1; 441.28; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.20.1; seems to be replaced in Mahāvastu by dhāraṇa, °ṇā, q.v.; (2) (= Pali id., and once in Sanskrit, Kāty. Dharmaś., according to Stenzler cited in [Boehtlingk]) debt, in uddhā- rīkṛtam, Divyāvadāna 23.15 kiṃcid ud° has anything been incurred as a debt?; (3) kaṭhinoddhāra (see uddharati; Pali uddhāra and ubbhāra), suspension, cancellation: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.161.14 ff.

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

Uddhāra (उद्धार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Raising, elevating, lifting up. 2. Debt, especially a debt not bearing interest. 3. A portion, a share. 4. A deduction, a part to be set aside. 5. Recovering property. 6. Extracting, quoting. n.

(-raṃ) A fire-place. f.

(-rā) A plant, (Menispermum glabrum); see guḍūcī. E. ut up, dhṛ to have, ghañ aff.

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

Uddhara (उद्धर).—i. e. ud-hṛ + a, adj. Pulling out, Mahābhārata 3, 11188.

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Uddhāra (उद्धार).—i. e. ud-hṛ + a, m. 1. Deliverance from. 2. Taking out, separating what ought to be avoided, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 85 (uddhṛtoddhāra, adj. What ought to be avoided being avoided). 3. A selected part, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 97. 4. Debt, [Daśakumāracarita] 111, 12, Wils.

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

Uddhāra (उद्धार).—[masculine] = [preceding] (also uddhāraṇa [neuter]); deduction, deducted or selected portion, additional share ([jurisprudence]).

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

1) Uddhara (उद्धर):—[=ud-dhara] a etc. See 2. ud-dhṛ.

2) Uddhāra (उद्धार):—[=ud-dhāra] a etc. See 2. ud-dhṛ.

3) Uddhara (उद्धर):—[=ud-dhara] [from ud-dhṛ] 1. ud-dhara m. Name of a Rakṣas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. [varia lectio] for ud-dhura q.v., [Mahābhārata iii, 11188.]

5) [v.s. ...] 2. ud-dhara (2. sg. [imperative] forming irregular Tatpuruṣa compounds).

6) Uddhāra (उद्धार):—[=ud-dhāra] [from ud-dhṛ] b m. (in some senses perhaps from 1. ud-√dhṛ), the act of raising, elevating, lifting up

7) [v.s. ...] drawing out, pulling out, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata] [commentator or commentary] on [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]

8) [v.s. ...] removing, extinction, payment (of a debt)

9) [v.s. ...] taking away, deduction

10) [v.s. ...] omission, [Manu-smṛti] [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya]

11) [v.s. ...] selection, a part to be set aside, selected part

12) [v.s. ...] exception, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] selecting (a passage), selection, extract (of a book) [commentator or commentary] on [Kirātārjunīya x, 10]

14) [v.s. ...] extraction, deliverance, redemption, extrication, [Mahābhārata; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.

15) [v.s. ...] a portion, share

16) [v.s. ...] a surplus (given by the Hindū law to the eldest son beyond the shares of the younger ones), [Horace H. Wilson]

17) [v.s. ...] the first part of a patrimony, [Horace H. Wilson]

18) [v.s. ...] the sixth part of booty taken in war (which belongs to the prince), [Horace H. Wilson]

19) [v.s. ...] a debt ([especially] one not bearing interest), [KātyDh.]

20) [v.s. ...] obligation, [Daśakumāra-carita]

21) [v.s. ...] recovering property

22) [v.s. ...] refutation, [Caraka] [commentator or commentary] on [Nyāya]

23) Uddhārā (उद्धारा):—[=ud-dhārā] [from ud-dhāra > ud-dhṛ] f. the plant Cocculus Cordifolius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) Uddhāra (उद्धार):—[=ud-dhāra] [from ud-dhṛ] n. a fire-place, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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