Udvaha, Udvāha: 11 definitions

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Udvaha 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Udvaha (उद्वह).—A Kṣatriya king born from the family of Krodhavaśa, an asura. (M.,B. Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 64).

2) Udvaha (उद्वह).—A part of air. It is believed that air or wind is the breath of Mahāviṣṇu. In the Purāṇas mention is made about 49 types of Maruts or winds. Seven breaths are important among them. They are: (1) Pravaha (2) Āvaha (3) Udvaha (4) Saṃvaha (5) Vivaha (6) Parīvaha and (7) Parāvaha. About Udvaha mention is made in Bhāṣā Bhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 329 thus:

2) "Which is the wind that takes water from the four oceans and gives it to the clouds? That ever-blowing great wind is Udvaha."

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Udvaha (उद्वह).—The chief of the third vātaskandha, situated between the sun and the moon.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 84; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 116.

2) Udvāha (उद्वाह).—Four kinds of marriage mentioned: kālakrītā, krayakrītā, pitṛdattā, svayamyutā. The first is veśyā, the second is dāsikā, the third is patnī, and the fourth gāndharva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 15. 4.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: archive.org: A Prose English Translation Of Maha Nirvana Tantra

Udvāha (उद्वाह) refers to “marriage”, according to the Mahānirvāṇatantra verse 9.231ff. Accordingly: “[...] on the day of wedding (udvāha) a successful man should (jīva) first bathe (seka) and perform all the daily rites. Then having adored the five Gods he should worship the sixteen Mātṛkās, Gaurī and others. Thereupon performing Vasudhārā he should go through the rite of Vṛddhi-śrāddha. When the selected bride-groom, accompanied by a musical party, arrives in night he should be made to sit on a seat reserved for him. the bride-groom sit wit his face towards the east and the giver with his face towards the west. Afterwards rinsing his mouth, the father or any relative, who will give away the bride, should, along with the Brahmanas, recite the verses praying for benediction and prosperity. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udvāha (उद्वाह).—m S Matrimony, marriage, wedlock.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

udvāha (उद्वाह).—m Matrimony, marriage, wedlock.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udvaha (उद्वह).—a.

1) Carrying, leading up; Av.19.25.1. taking up or away.

2) Continuing, perpetuating (as a family); कुल° (kula°) U.4; so रघु° (raghu°) 4.22; R.9.9;11.54.

3) Eminent, head, principal, best, foremost. दिशं पश्यन्ति तामेव यया यातो रघूद्वहः (diśaṃ paśyanti tāmeva yayā yāto raghūdvahaḥ) | Pratimā.2.3.

-haḥ 1 A son; किमियं वक्ष्यतीत्येवं विममर्श भृगूद्वहः (kimiyaṃ vakṣyatītyevaṃ vimamarśa bhṛgūdvahaḥ) Mb.5.177.29.

2) One (i. e. the 4th) of the seven courses of air.

3) The vital air which conveys nourishment upwards.

4) One of the seven tongues of fire.

5) Marriage.

6) A chief or head of the family; रघूद्वहः (raghūdvahaḥ) R.9.9.

-hā A daughter.

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Udvāha (उद्वाह).—

1) Bearing up, supporting.

2) Marriage, wedding; असवर्णास्वयं ज्ञेयो विधिरुद्वाहकर्मणि (asavarṇāsvayaṃ jñeyo vidhirudvāhakarmaṇi) Ms.3.43. उद्वाहस्नानवेलां कथयति भवतः सिद्धये सिद्धलोकः (udvāhasnānavelāṃ kathayati bhavataḥ siddhaye siddhalokaḥ) Nāg.2.13. (The Smṛtis mention 8 forms of marriage :ब्राह्मो दैवस्तथा चार्षः प्राजापत्यस्तथासुरः । गान्धर्वो राक्षसश्चैव पैशाचश्चाष्टमः स्मृतः (brāhmo daivastathā cārṣaḥ prājāpatyastathāsuraḥ | gāndharvo rākṣasaścaiva paiśācaścāṣṭamaḥ smṛtaḥ) ||

Derivable forms: udvāhaḥ (उद्वाहः).

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

Udvaha (उद्वह).—mf.

(-haḥ-hā) A son or a daughter. m.

(-haḥ) 1. The vital air that conveys nourishment, &c. upwards. 2. A chief, a leader, the head of a family or force. mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) 1. Who or what takes up or away. 2. Best, most eminent. E. ut further, vaha what bears; crrrying on one’s name, &c.

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Udvāha (उद्वाह).—m.

(-haḥ) Marriage. E. ut up, vah to bear, ghañ aff.

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

Udvaha (उद्वह).—[ud-vah + a], I. adj., f. , Supporting, continuing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 56. Ii. m. A son, an offspring, [Indralokāgamana] 5, 28.

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Udvāha (उद्वाह).—i. e. ud-vah + a, m. Marriage, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 17, 68.

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

Udvaha (उद्वह).—[adjective] leading up, carrying away or on, continuing (—°); [masculine] leading home, marriage; son, offspring (—°).

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Udvāha (उद्वाह).—[masculine] leading home, marriage.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Udvāha (उद्वाह) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Vivāha.

2) Udvāha (उद्वाह):—[dharma] Oudh. Xx, 156. Xxi, 118.

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

1) Udvaha (उद्वह):—[=ud-vaha] [from ud-vah] mfn. carrying or leading up, [Atharva-veda xix, 25, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] carrying away, taking up or away, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Pāṇini]

3) [v.s. ...] continuing, propagating, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] eminent, superior, best, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. the act of leading home (a bride), marriage, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] son, offspring, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] chief offspring, [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 9]

8) [v.s. ...] the fourth of the seven winds or courses of air (viz. that which supports the Nakṣatras or lunar constellations and causes their revolution), [Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] the vital air that conveys nourishment upwards

10) [v.s. ...] one of the seven tongues of fire

11) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

12) Udvahā (उद्वहा):—[=ud-vahā] [from ud-vaha > ud-vah] f. daughter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) Udvāha (उद्वाह):—[=ud-vāha] [from ud-vah] m. the act of leading home (a bride), marriage, wedding, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

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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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