Udvaha, Udvāha: 19 definitions


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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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Udvāha (उद्वाह) refers to “marriage”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Seven Sages: “[...] O excellent ones, I wish to marry (udvāha) their daughter. I have agreed to marry her and have already granted her that boon. What is the use of talking too much? Himavat must be convinced. Menā too must be convinced similarly, so that the purpose of the gods shall be served well. Whatever mode is selected by you shall be more than necessary. The task is yours. You alone are the sharers of the credit”.

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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Udvaha (उद्वह) means “carrying” (e.g., carrying a burden), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If they should be eclipsed when in the sign of Aquarius (Kumbha), hill men, men of western countries, carriers [i.e., bhāra-udvaha], robbers, shephards, serpents, worthy men, lions, citizens and the people of Barbara will perish. If when in the sign of Pisces (Mīna), the products of the sea beach and of the sea, man of respectability and of learning and persons that live by water will suffer. Also those provinces will be affected which correspond to particular lunar mansions in which the eclipses happen to occur, as will be explained in the chapter (14) on Kūrmavibhāga”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Udvāha (उद्वाह) refers to a “wedding” (in dreams), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[...] [He] who sees black and red garments or an altered self [has inauspicious dreams]. In dreams [he] laughs and dances while [he] wears faded garlands, cuts up one’s own flesh. [He dreams of] captivity, being eaten by a black snake, and [dreams of] a wedding (udvāha). [If he] sees this in dreams, he is not successful”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient 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 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°) Uttararāmacarita 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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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) Manusmṛti 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.]

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

1) Udvaha (उद्वह):—[udva+ha] (haḥ) m. A son; vital air; a chief. f. () A daughter. a. Best.

2) Udvāha (उद्वाह):—[udvā+ha] (haḥ) 1. m. Marriage.

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

Udvāha (उद्वाह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvvāha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Udvaha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udvaha (ಉದ್ವಹ):—

1) [noun] a male offspring; a son.

2) [noun] gladness; happiness; pleasure.

3) [noun] a prominent, leading, important man.

4) [noun] the act or an instance of marrying; wedding; marriage.

5) [noun] (myth.) one of the seven tongues (flames) of fire.

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Udvāha (ಉದ್ವಾಹ):—

1) [noun] the act of lifting, pulling or pushing up; a hoisting.

2) [noun] agitation of the mind; anxiety.

3) [noun] the act or an instance of marrying; marriage; wedding.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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