Ugranarasimha, Ugranarasiṃha, Ugra-narasimha: 2 definitions



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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Ugranarasimha in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Ugranarasiṃha (उग्रनरसिंह) is short for Ugra, one of the aspects of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu. The Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a Sanskrit work from the 15th century and deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ugranarasimha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ugranarasiṃha (ಉಗ್ರನರಸಿಂಹ):—

1) [noun] the ferocious form of Viṣṇu in which incarnation, he had the head of a lion with a human body.

2) [noun] (fig.) a formidable and highly ill-tempered man.

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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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