Udgatri, aka: Udgatar, Udgātṛ, Udgātrī; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Udgātṛ can be transliterated into English as Udgatr or Udgatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Udgatri in Purana glossaries]

Udgātrī (उद्गात्री).—A sacrificial priest; created by Viṣṇu,1 issued from the mouth of Haṃsa Nārāyaṇa; a Sāmaga.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 16. 21; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 29.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 167. 7; 246. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 17.
(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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Udgatri in Hinduism glossaries]

1) The udgatar is the chanter of hymns set to melodies (sāman) drawn from the Samaveda. The udgatar, like the Hotar, chants the introductory, yajna and eulogistic verses. These three types of hymns are identified with the three kinds of vital breath Prana, Apana and Vyana in the body and the udgatar himself contemplates on the vital breath.

2) The udgātṛ was a chanter of hymns set to melodies (sāman) drawn from the sāmaveda. This was a specialized role in the major soma sacrifices: a characteristic function of the udgātṛ was to sing hymns in praise of the invigorating properties of soma pavamāna, the freshly pressed juice of the soma plant.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Udgatri in Sanskrit glossaries]

Udgātṛ (उद्गातृ).—&c. See under उद्गै, उद्गॄ (udgai, udgṝ).

See also (synonyms): udgāra.

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Udgātṛ (उद्गातृ).—m. One of the four principal priests at a sacrifice, one who chants the hymns of the Sāmaveda. उद्गातेव शकुने साम गायसि (udgāteva śakune sāma gāyasi) Rv.2.43.2. Bṛ. Up.1.3.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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