Ukthya: 3 definitions
Ukthya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
Ukthya (उक्थ्य) refers to one of the seven Somasaṃsthās or Somayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Ukthya] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Ukthya.—(EI 22; CII 3), name of a sacrifice. Note: ukthya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ukthya (उक्थ्य).—a. [ukthamarhati yat]
1) Accompanied by praise.
2) Deserving praise or verses.
3) Generator : नाना गोष्ठी विहिता एकदोहनास्तावश्विनौ दुहतो धर्ममुक्थ्यम् (nānā goṣṭhī vihitā ekadohanāstāvaśvinau duhato dharmamukthyam) Mb.1.3.6.
-kthyaḥ 1 A libation at the morning and mid-day sacrifices.
2) Name of a sacrifice forming part of the ज्योतिष्टोम (jyotiṣṭoma) sacrifice.
3) A Soma sacrifice.
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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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XIII, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Thirteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.86 < [Section XVII - Rules of Study]
Verse 2.27 < [Section VIII - Duties and Sacraments]
Apastamba Dharma-sutra (by Āpastamba)
Apastamba-yajna-paribhasa-sutras (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Gautama Dharmasūtra (by Gautama)