Udgitha, Udgītha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Udgītha (उद्गीथ).—The son of Bhūman and Ṛṣikulyā: Begot Prastāva on Devakulyā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 6; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 56.

1b) The son of Bhava.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 37.

1c) A son of Devaki, killed by Kaṃsa. Taken back by Kṛṣṇa to Dvārakā; after being seen by his parents went to heaven.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 85. 51-56.
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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The syllable oṃ (ॐ) is sometimes referred to as the "Udgitha" or "pranava mantra" (primordial mantra).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udgītha (उद्गीथ).—[ud-gai-thak]

1) Chanting of the Sāmaveda (the office of an Udgātṛ). सामासाद उद्गीथेऽपश्चयः (sāmāsāda udgīthe'paścayaḥ) Av.15.3.8. ŚB. on MS.1.4.44.

2) (The second part of the Sāmaveda; eṣa u vā udgīthaḥ prāṇo vā utprāṇena hīdaṃ sarvamuttabdhaṃ vāgeva gīthoccagīthā ceti sa udgīthaḥ Bṛ. up.1.3.23.) भूयांस उद्गीथविदो वसन्ति (bhūyāṃsa udgīthavido vasanti) U.2.3.

3) Designation of ओम् (om) the three syllabled name of God; ओमित्येदक्षरमुद्गीथमुपासीत (omityedakṣaramudgīthamupāsīta) Ch. Up.1.1.1.

Derivable forms: udgīthaḥ (उद्गीथः).

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

Udgītha (उद्गीथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) 1. A portion of the Sama Veda. 2. Designation of the triliteral name of God. 3. Chaunting the Sama Veda. E. ud up, aloud, gai to sing, and thak Unadi aff.

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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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