Udha, aka: Uḍhā, Ūḍha; 3 Definition(s)


Udha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism


Udha (उध).—A hermit. Once he spoke about the importance of Vānaprastha (retirement in the forest). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 244, Stanza 17, that this hermit spent the whole of his life in Vānaprastha (retirement in the forest) and at the end he entered heaven.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

uḍhā (उढा).—m A thick kind of bamboo.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūḍha (ऊढ).—See under वह् (vah).

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Ūḍha (ऊढ).—p. p.

1) Borne, carried, as a burden.

2) Taken

3) Married; इयं च तेऽन्या पुरतो विडम्बना यदूढया वारणराजहार्यया (iyaṃ ca te'nyā purato viḍambanā yadūḍhayā vāraṇarājahāryayā) Ku.5.7.

4) Stolen, robbed; सहोढं सोपकरणं घातयेदविचारयन् (sahoḍhaṃ sopakaraṇaṃ ghātayedavicārayan) Ms.9.27.

5) Washed away (by water); चौरैर्हृतं जलेनोढम् (caurairhṛtaṃ jalenoḍham) Ms.8.189.

6) Exhibited, betrayed; Bhāg.

-ḍhaḥ A married man.

-ḍhā A girl who is married.

-ḍham marriage; ऊढात् प्रभृति दुःखानि श्वशुराणामरिन्दम (ūḍhāt prabhṛti duḥkhāni śvaśurāṇāmarindama) Mb. 5.83.42.

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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