Ulmuka, aka: Ulmukā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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1) Ulmukā (उल्मुका).—A son of Cākṣusa Manu and Naḍvalā. His queen was Puṣkariṇī. Father of six sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 16-17.

2a) Ulmuka (उल्मुक).—A friend of Jarāsandha, who was stationed at the eastern gate of Mathurā when it was beseiged.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11[2].

2b) A son of Balarāma (Baladeva) and Revatī; fought with his kinsmen at Prabhāsa, deluded by Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 30. 17; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 166; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 20; V. 25. 19.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

Ulmuka (उल्मुक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.31.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ulmuka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ulmuka (उल्मुक).—n S A burning piece of wood, cowdung &c.; a firebrand.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Ulmuka (उल्मुक).—A firebrand, torch. प्रकाशिताग्राः पार्थेन ज्वलदुल्मुकपाणिना (prakāśitāgrāḥ pārthena jvaladulmukapāṇinā) Bm.1.89.

Derivable forms: ulmukaḥ (उल्मुकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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