Ulbaṇa, Ulbana: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ulbaṇa (उल्बण) refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Ulbaṇa (abundance): the same hands held close to the eyes. Patron deity Vijñeśa. Usage: large clusters of flowers, eyes.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Ulbaṇa (उल्बण).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The two hands to be stretched up and waved. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ulbaṇa (उल्बण).—One of the seven sons of Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 41.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ulbaṇa (उल्बण).—n (S) Excess and vitiation of any of the three humors of the body, and disorder in consequence. 2 fig. pop. ulbāṇa n Any general and desolating calamity; e. g. the harrowing of invaders, the ravages of a pestilence, a drought, inundation, tempest &c. 3 Applied also to a common trouble or embarrassment.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ulbaṇa (उल्बण).—a.

1) Thick, clotted, copious, abundant (blood &c.); स्यन्नस्वेदकणोल्बणः (syannasvedakaṇolbaṇaḥ) Bk.5.83. °रुधिरम् (rudhiram) Mv. 6.33.

2) Much, excessive, intense; प्रववर्ष च तत्रैव सहसा तोयमुल्बणम् (pravavarṣa ca tatraiva sahasā toyamulbaṇam) Mb.3.9.18. केनचिन्मधुरमुल्बणरागम् (kenacinmadhuramulbaṇarāgam) Śi.1.54, 68,12.37; Ku.7.84.

3) Strong, powerful, great; आम्लादिभिरुल्बणैः (āmlādibhirulbaṇaiḥ) Bhāg.3.31.7. रिपुरुल्बणभीमभोगभाजां भुजगानां जननीं जजाप विद्याम् (ripurulbaṇabhīmabhogabhājāṃ bhujagānāṃ jananīṃ jajāpa vidyām) Śi.2.41; °रसः (rasaḥ) U.5.26 the heroic sentiment; Dk.23,25; K.299,32. तेनैवा- त्युल्बणं तेषां कटकं घटिकात्रयम् (tenaivā- tyulbaṇaṃ teṣāṃ kaṭakaṃ ghaṭikātrayam) (vihitam) Parṇāl.5.71.

4) Manifest, clear; तस्यासीदुल्बणो मार्गः पादपैरिव दन्तिनः (tasyāsīdulbaṇo mārgaḥ pādapairiva dantinaḥ) R.4.33. विनिशश्वसुरुल्बणं शयाना विकृताक्षिप्तभुजा जजृम्भिरे च (viniśaśvasurulbaṇaṃ śayānā vikṛtākṣiptabhujā jajṛmbhire ca) Bu. Ch.5.59.

5) Gaudy, showy; मृगैर्मयूरैश्च समाकुलो- ल्बणम् (mṛgairmayūraiśca samākulo- lbaṇam) Rām.2.15.41; अनुल्बणवेषेण (anulbaṇaveṣeṇa) K.66.

6) Dreadful; मया सह दहन्तीभिर्दिशश्चक्षुर्भिरुल्बणैः (mayā saha dahantībhirdiśaścakṣurbhirulbaṇaiḥ) Bhāg.3.12.17.

7) Sinful; भवत्यल्पफलं कर्म सेवितं नित्यमुल्बणम् । अबुद्धिपूर्वं धर्मज्ञ कृतमु- ग्रेण कर्मणा (bhavatyalpaphalaṃ karma sevitaṃ nityamulbaṇam | abuddhipūrvaṃ dharmajña kṛtamu- greṇa karmaṇā) || Mb.12.291.16.

-ṇaḥ A particular position of hands in dancing.

-ṇam ind. Much, heavily (as sighing).

See also (synonyms): ulvaṇa.

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

Ulbaṇa (उल्बण).—[adjective] massy, thick, big, huge, extraordinary; rich in, full of (—°). [neuter] ulbaṇa = ulba.

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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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