Udgala, Uḍgala: 6 definitions


Udgala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Udgala (उद्गल).—A Kauśika and sage.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 117.
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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Uḍgala, as mentioned in the Mihintale tablets of Mahinda IV (956-972), is the name of a locality that once existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—In Āt-vehera (P. Anto-vihāra or Inner Monastery) were (a) the Dāge or Vaṭa-Dā-Ge, that is, the Cetiyaghara built by Kaniṭṭha Tissa; and (b) the “Check-room”; belonging to Āt-vehera were the dāgābas on Uḍgala and Yāṭgala, the upper and lower rocks.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udgala (उद्गल).—a. Raising the neck.

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

1) Udgala (उद्गल):—[=ud-gala] mfn. raising the neck, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Udgāla (उद्गाल):—[=ud-gāla] m. vomiting (cf. ud-gāra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Udgala 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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