Udgitha, Udgītha: 11 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).

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Sanskrit 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.

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

Udgītha (उद्गीथ).—i. e. ud-gai + tha, n. A portion of the Sāma Veda, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 4, 9.

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

Udgītha (उद्गीथ).—[masculine] ([neuter]) chanting (of the Sāman-hymns).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Udgītha (उद्गीथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a commentator. Quoted by Sāyaṇa on Ṛv. 10, 46, 5.

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

1) Udgītha (उद्गीथ):—[=ud-gītha] [from ud-gai] m. ([Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 10]) chanting of the Sāma-veda (especially of the exact Sāma-veda without the additions, the office of the Udgātṛ), [Atharva-veda xi, 7, 5; xv, 3, 8; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the second part of the Sāma-veda

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Bhuva, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bhūman (the same?), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a commentator of Vedic texts, [Sāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] the syllable om (the triliteral name of God), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Udgītha (उद्गीथ):—[udgī+tha] (thaḥ) m. A portion of the Sāma Veda.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Udgītha (उद्गीथ):—(wie eben) m. [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 2, 10] (sāmno bhāgaviśeṣaḥ). [Amarakoṣa 3, 6, 19.]

1) das Singen des Sāman, das Geschäft des Udgātar: u.gī.haḥ prastutaṃ stu.am [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 11, 7, 5. 15, 3, 8.] [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 3, 2, 9, 5.] sa ṛcaiva hautramakarodyajuṣādhvaryavaṃ sāmnodgītham [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 5, 32. 33.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 2, 3, 2. 14, 4, 1, 2. 25.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 1, 1, 1. 5. 10, 10. 2, 2, 1. fgg.] [Devīmāhātmya 4, 9.] neutr. [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14, 9, 3, 9.] —

2) Nomen proprium ein Sohn Bhava's [Viṣṇupurāṇa 165.]

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Udgītha (उद्गीथ):—

1) = sāmavedadhani und praṇava [SUBHŪTICANDRA] bei [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 2, 10]; vgl. omityetadakṣaramudgīthamupāsīta [Chāndogyopaniṣad 1, 1, 1.] Im engern Sinne, als einer der [?5 oder 6] sāmavidhi, der Gesang des eigentlichen Sāman (während bei den andern Vidhi die Zuthaten vorn und hinten gesungen werden) [LĀṬY. 6, 10, 13. fgg.] [Ṣaḍviṃśabrāhmaṇa 1, 4. 3, 1.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Bhūman [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 15, 5.] smarodrītha (= smarasahita udgīthaḥ [Scholiast][) 10, 85, 51.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Udgītha (उद्गीथ):——

1) m. und n. (ausnahmsweise) das Singen des Sāman. das Geschäft des Udgātar ; insbes. der Gesang des eigentlichen Sāman (ohne die Zuthaten) und ein best. Theil eines Sāman [Mādhava’s Kālanirṇaya (Weber) 82] b. —

2) m. Nomen proprium — α) eines Sohnes des Bhuva ([Wilson's Uebersetzung des Viṣṇupurāṇa ,1,38]) oder Bhūman. — β) eines Commentators [Sāyaṇa. ] zu [Ṛgveda (roth). 10,46,5.]

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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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