Udyana, aka: Udyāna; 7 Definition(s)


Udyana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Udyāna (उद्यान) refers to a “garden” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles [viz., Udyāna] and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geogprahy

Udyāna.—(CII 1), march; a garden. Note: udyāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

udyāna (उद्यान).—n S A garden; a park; a pleasure-ground. Ex. klēśatarūcēṃ udyāna samasta || śarīra hēṃ ubhavilēṃ ||

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udyāna (उद्यान).—n A garden, park, pleasure-ground.

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

Udyāna (उद्यान).—(-naḥ also)

1) Going or walking out. उद्यानं ते पुरुष नावयानम् (udyānaṃ te puruṣa nāvayānam) Av.8.1.6.

2) A garden, park, pleasure garden; बाह्योद्यानस्थितहरशिरश्चन्द्रिकाधौतहर्म्या (bāhyodyānasthitaharaśiraścandrikādhautaharmyā) Me.7,26,35; oft. opp. to वन (vana); cf. दूरीकृताः खलु गुणैरुद्यानलता वनलताभिः (dūrīkṛtāḥ khalu guṇairudyānalatā vanalatābhiḥ) Ś.1.17.

3) Purpose, motive.

4) Name of a country to the North of India.

Derivable forms: udyānam (उद्यानम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udyāna (उद्यान).—(in Sanskrit nt., park, and so Pali uyyāna), (1) park, as m. (? with m. form of pron.): udyāna sarve (n. pl.) LV 231.1 (verse); (2) advance (of an army), one of the arts mastered by the young Bodhisattva: LV 156.12 udyāne (Tibetan mdun du bsnur ba, moving forward) niryāṇe avayāne…; (3) in Dbh.g. 20(356).11 divide, pro- bably, udyāna (for °naṃ) dhāraṇ' (for °ṇīnām! § 10.207) ita (= itaḥ) pañcamim (sc. bhūmim) ākramanti, for this reason (so Chin.) they enter the fifth (stage), a garden of dhāraṇīs (so Chin.). Were it not for the Chin. translation, I should be tempted to understand udyāna-dhāraṇ(am)…, they proceed to maintenance of progress (in general; an extension of 2, above) from this point to the fifth (stage). It may, however, be noted that in the prose of Dbh, 5th Bhūmi, the words udyāna (in meaning park) and dhāraṇī occur, not to be sure together, but in 45.24 and 46.12 respectively.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Udyāna (उद्यान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A garden. 2. A royal garden, a park. 3. Going forth, exit. 4. Purpose, motive. E. ud up, to go, affix lyuṭ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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