Udgrah, Udgrāh: 3 definitions


Udgrah 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Udgrāh.—cf. udgrāhayiṣyāmi (LP), ‘I shall get the revenue collected [from the country in this way]’; also udgrāhita (LP), ‘taxed’; udgrāhyamāṇa (LP), cf. Gujarātī ughrāvayuṃ. Note: udgrāh is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Udgrah (उद्ग्रह्):—[=ud-√grah] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -gṛhṇāti (or [Vedic or Veda] -gṛbhṇāti), -ṇīte ([imperative] 2. sg. -gṛbhāya, [Ṛg-veda v, 83, 10]; p. -gṛhṇat, [Atharva-veda ix, 6, 47])

—to lift up, keep above, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to set up, erect, raise, elevate, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] : ([Ātmanepada])

—to raise one’s self, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii, 1, 4, 1; vi, 6, 1, 12];

—to take out, draw out;

—to tear away, take away, [Atharva-veda iv, 20, 8; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata];

—to take away from, preserve, save, [Atharva-veda viii, 1, 2; 17];

—to intercept, cause (the rain) to cease, [Ṛg-veda v, 83, 10];

—to break off, discontinue (speaking), [Atharva-veda ix, 6, 47; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Lāṭyāyana];

—to concede, grant, allow, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xi, 22, 4] :

—[Causal] -grāhayati, to cause to take up or out, cause to pay, [Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad; Yājñavalkya];

—to bespeak, describe, set forth, [Śiśupāla-vadha ii, 75; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

2) [from ud-grah] to comprehend, [Divyāvadāna]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Udgrah (उद्ग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uggāha.

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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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