Ukshana, Ukṣaṇa: 7 definitions


Ukshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Ukṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Uksana or Ukshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Ukṣaṇa (उक्षण) refers to the “sprinkling (performed with mantras)”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 5.27.—Accordingly: “Due to the power arisen from the sprinkling (ukṣaṇa) performed with mantras by Vasiṣṭha the course of his chariot was not blocked on the ocean, in the sky and in the mountains, like that of a cloud helped by the wind”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ukṣaṇa (उक्षण).—[ukṣ-lyuṭ]

1) Sprinkling.

2) Consecrating as by sprinkling; वसिष्ठमन्त्रोक्षणजात् प्रभावात् (vasiṣṭhamantrokṣaṇajāt prabhāvāt) R.5.27.

Derivable forms: ukṣaṇam (उक्षणम्).

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

Ukṣaṇa (उक्षण).—[neuter] sprinkling, consecration.

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

1) Ukṣaṇa (उक्षण):—[from ukṣ] n. sprinkling, consecrating, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

2) Ukṣāṇa (उक्षाण):—[from ukṣ] m. (= ukṣan) a bull, [Rāmāyaṇa] ([Bombay edition]).

[Sanskrit to German]

Ukshana 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

Ukṣaṇa (ಉಕ್ಷಣ):—[noun] the act of scattering (water, unbroken grains of rice mixed with saffron etc.) in drops or particles; a sprinkling.

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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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