Uddipana, Uddīpanā: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Uddipan.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन) or Uddīpanavibhāva refers to “substantial excitant” and represents one of the two types of  vibhāva (excitants) according to Mammaṭa.—That which helps to arouse the sentiment or rasa is called uddīpana-vibhāva. Garland, sandal, garden, moon etc. are considered as uddīpana-vibhāva in the sentiment of love (śṛṅgāra). These two types of vibhāvas are the cause of the manifestation of rasa.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन) refers to “heightening” (the love of all living beings), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Thus the vast diffusion of Spring caused the display of emotions of love. It was unbearable to the forest-dwelling sages. O sage, then, even the insentient beings had the emotions of love. What about the state of sentient ones? Thus spring employed his unbearable power heightening the love of all living beings [i.e., kāma-uddīpana-kāraka]. On seeing the untimely display of spring, Śiva the lord, who had assumed a physical body indulging in divine sports, thought it surprising. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uddīpanā : (f.) 1. explanation; 2. sharpening.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uddīpanā, (f.) (fr. ud + dīpeti) explanation, reasoning, argument Vism. 27 (for ukkācanā). Uddīyati, Uddīyana ete. see udrī°. (Page 135)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

uddīpana (उद्दीपन).—n Kindling, igniting, inflaming. Exciting. An incentive, a provocation.

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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

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन).—

1) Inflaming, exciting; क्रोध°, अग्नि° (krodha°, agni°).

2) (In Rhet.) That which excites or feeds (a sentiment or rasa), any aggravating or attendant circumstance which gives poignancy to a feeling or passion; उद्दीपन- विभावास्ते रसमुद्दीपयन्ति ये (uddīpana- vibhāvāste rasamuddīpayanti ye) S. D.16; see आलम्बनम् (ālambanam) also.

3) Illuminating, lighting, setting fire to, burning; जतुमयशरणोद्दीपनः (jatumayaśaraṇoddīpanaḥ) Ve.5.26.

4) Burning of a body.

Derivable forms: uddīpanam (उद्दीपनम्).

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

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Exciting, inflaming as passion. 2. Illuminating. 3. Burning of a body, &c. 4. Any aggravating thing or circumstance, calculated to give poignancy to feeling or passion. E. ud much, dīp to inflame, lyuṭ aff.

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

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन).—[ud-dīp + ana], n. Inflaming, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 27.

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

1) Uddīpana (उद्दीपन):—[=ud-dīpana] [from ud-dīp] mfn. inflaming, exciting, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] affecting violently (as poison), [Daśakumāra-carita 12, 10]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the act of inflaming, illuminating

4) [v.s. ...] lighting up, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] inflaming (a passion), exciting, animating, stimulating, [Rāmāyaṇa; Ṛtusaṃhāra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] an incentive, stimulus

7) [v.s. ...] any aggravating thing or circumstance (giving poignancy to feeling or passion), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] burning (a body etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन):—[uddī+pana] (naṃ) 1. m. Illuminating; exciting passion.

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

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uddīvaṇa.

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Uddipana 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uddīpana (उद्दीपन) [Also spelled uddipan]:—(nm) stimulus, stimulation; provocation; incandescence; ~[pita] see ~[pta].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uddīpana (ಉದ್ದೀಪನ):—

1) [adjective] causing or helping to burn, shine brightly; inflaming.

2) [adjective] arousing passion, desire; exciting.

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Uddīpana (ಉದ್ದೀಪನ):—

1) [noun] a lamp on high post or kept at a height.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of lighting, inflaming or causing shine brightly.

3) [noun] an urging to action; incitement; an enkindling.

4) [noun] the action, influence that produces a response in a living organism; a stimulation.

5) [noun] (rhet.) the quality in a literary work which excites or feeds a sentiment; any aggravating or attendant circumstance which gives poignancy to a feeling or passion.

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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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