Ujjayani, Ujjayanī: 6 definitions

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Ujjayani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी).—Sacred to lalitāpīṭha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 97.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी).—Name of a city, the modern Ujjain in Mālvā, the capital of Vikramāditya. It is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus (cf. avanti), and the first meridian of their geographers from which they calculate longitude; सौधोत्सङ्गप्रणयविमुखो मा स्म भूरुज्जयिन्याः (saudhotsaṅgapraṇayavimukho mā sma bhūrujjayinyāḥ) Me.27.

See also (synonyms): ujjayinī.

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

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी).—f. (-nī) Ujjayani or Oujein, a city so called in Malabar, formerly the capital of Vikramaditya. It is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, and the first meridian of their geographers: the modern Oujein is about a mile south of the ancient city. E. ut much, jayanī victorious or place of victory; from the militery character of its people; also avantī and ujjayinī.

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

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी):—[=uj-jayanī] [from uj-jayana > uj-ji] f. Ujjayinī (See below) or Oujein.

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

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी):—[ujja+yanī] (nī) 3. f. A city so called.

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

Ujjayanī (उज्जयनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ujjaaṇī, Ujjaiṇī.

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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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