Ullekhana: 7 definitions
Ullekhana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Ullekhana (उल्लेखन).—Thrice for Pitṛs and once for gods.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 75. 16.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama
Ullekhana (उल्लेखन) refers to “digging the earth” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Ullekhana is mentioned in the Sārdhatriśati (chapter 6) [using the astra-mantra], Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4), Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6), Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21), Vīra-āgama (chapter 41), Dīpta-āgama (chapter 33) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Rubbing, scratching, scraping &c.
2) Digging up; Y.1.188; उल्लेखनेन भूमिः शुध्यति (ullekhanena bhūmiḥ śudhyati) Ms. 5.124.
4) Mention, allusion, utterance.
5) Raising up, elevating.
6) Writing, painting.
7) Marking out by lines (the sthaṇḍila &c. in a sacrifice).
Derivable forms: ullekhanam (उल्लेखनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Raising up, elevating. 2. Vomiting. 3. Digging. 4. Seraping, paring. 5. Uttering, utterance. 6. Writing, painting. E. ud before likhi to write, &c. lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ullekhana (उल्लेखन).—i. e. ud-likh + ana, n. Scraping, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 124.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ullekhana (उल्लेखन).—[adjective] scraping, painting, describing; [neuter] the action of scraping etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ullekhana (उल्लेखन):—[=ul-lekhana] [from ul-likh] mfn. delineating, making lines, making visible or clear, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of marking by lines or scratches, furrowing, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
3) [v.s. ...] scratching open or up, scraping, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya]
4) [v.s. ...] bringing up, vomiting
5) [v.s. ...] an emetic, [Suśruta]
6) [v.s. ...] mentioning, speaking of [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 11 - Offering rice-cake (piṇḍa) to the Manes (Pitāmahas) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 14 - The Duties of the State Goldsmith in the High Road < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]