Ujjayanta: 5 definitions

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Ujjayanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Ujjayanta (उज्जयन्त) refers to classification of a temple/buidling (prāsāda), according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 60. The temple is mentioned in a list of thirty-six Prāsādas having activities of the townsmen entailing Sādhārās. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ujjayanta (उज्जयन्त).—A hill in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 92.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ujjayanta (उज्जयन्त) refers to the name of a Mountain or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.86.18). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ujjayanta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Ujjayanta (उज्जयन्त) is a beautiful mountain in Saurāṣṭra. The emancipation-stone of Neminātha is known all over the world. Here is a river named Vihalā in Ujjayanta. On its northern side exists the temple of Śakra (Śakrāvatāra). Here is Pāyakuṭṭima on the peak of Viśālaśṛṅga. On its nearest pinnacle is Kabbaṭa-lake. The famous Kohaṇḍihara shines on the top of the Ujjayanta. A river by the name of Vegavatī flows near by. The sone of the place is of the colour of red arsenic. Below is the golen land. Close by is a mountain known as Tilavisāraṇa. Here is a river called Senā. Inside lies the pit (rasakuṇḍa) of Gaṇapati. Near the Karañja tree is an attractive place of pilgrimage known by the name of Sahasāsava, where lies the stone-figure of a horse. In Ujjayanta is a stone known as Jñānaśilā (stone of knowledge).

Ascending the first peak of the Ujjayanta and then descending to the south, one will come across a cavern known as Pūtikara. To the east of the house of Kohaṇḍi lies the abode of hermits, which contains the image of Vāsudeva. Here is an image of Pārvatī at a distance of ten cubits on its northern side. On its north is the cavern of Adhomukha.

Ujjayanta is written as Urjayata in the Rudradāman inscription. According to some Ujjayanta and Raivataka are identical.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Ujjayanta (उज्जयन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) The name of a mountain, part of the chain in the west of India, part of the Vindhyan range: see raivata. E. uta priv. and jayanti a banner, or jayanta the son of Indra.

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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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