Udgata, aka: Udgatā, Udgātā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Udgata in Purana glossaries]

Udgātā (उद्गाता).—The son of Abhāva, who was the son of Unnetā, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Unnetā was the son of Nikhāta, whose ancestral lineage can be traced to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Udgātā had a son named Prastotā.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

The Udgātā was a special priest who chanted the Sāmans.

(Source): Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Udgata in Natyashastra glossaries]

1) Udgatā (उद्गता) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first pāda (feet) consist of sa (LLG), ja (LGL), sa (LLG), la (L), the second pāda consist of na (LLL), sa (LLG), ja (LGL), ga (G), the third pāda consists of bha (GLL), na (LLL), ja (LGL), la (L), ga (G) and the fourth pāda consists of sa (LLG), ja (LGL), sa (LLG), ja (LGL), ga (G).


In the above description, G stands for guru (‘heavy syllable’) while L stands for laghu (‘light syllable’).

2) Udgatā (उद्गता) is the name of a meter belonging to the Natkuṭa class described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“the metre which has in its feet of sixteen syllables, the third, the fifth, the ninth, the twelfth, the fourteenth and the last long, is udgatā”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Udgatā (उद्गता) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) of the Vṛtta-type (akṣarachandas: metres regulated by akṣaras, syllabes) subclass Viṣamavṛtta.—The metre, Udgatā contains the gaṇas sa, ja, sa in the first quarter and na, sa, ja in the second; bha, na, bha in the third and sa, ja, sa, ja in the fourth. This metre is found to be employed in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita.

(Source): Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Udgata in Marathi glossaries]

udgata (उद्गत).—p S Proceeded or sprung from. 2 Ascended or gone up.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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