Ulupi, Ulūpī, Ulupī: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Ulūpī (उलूपी).—The wife of Arjuna and the mother of Irāvān.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Ulupī (उलुपी):—Daughter of the Nāgas and one of the wifes of Arjuna (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu). She bore to him a son named Irāvān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.30-32)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ulūpī (उलूपी).—Wife of Arjuna. How she became the wife of Arjuna. Once Arjuna happened to enter the palace in which Dharmaputra was living with Pāñcālī. As a result, Arjuna had to go on a pilgrimage for a year. (See under Irāvān). Arjuna reached Gaṅgādvāra. When he got down into the river Gaṅgā, he saw Ulūpī the daughter of Nāgarāja (King of the serpents). He asked her a few questions. She told him thus:—"I am the daughter of the serpent Kauravya of the family of Airāvata. I came to bathe in the river and when I saw you I grew amorous." Arjuna told her that Dharmaputra had imposed on him celibacy for twelve months and that it was not right to marry in the meantime. Ulūpī argued with Arjuna and convinced him that it was not wrong to marry her. Arjuna married her. A son named Irāvān was born to her. How Ulūpī caused Arjuna to be killed and how he was brought to life again. (See paras 28 and 29 under Arjuna). The end of Ulūpī. After having brought Arjuna back to life, Ulūpī reached Hastināpura with Babhruvāhana and Citrāṅgadā. (Mahābhārata Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 87). As soon as she reached there she greeted Kuntī, Draupadī and Subhadrā. She gave them various kinds of presents. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Aśramavāsika Parva, Chapter I, Stanza 23 that Ulūpī served Gāndhārī at one time. In Mahābhārata, Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 10, Stanza 46 it is mentioned that Ulūpī was greatly loved by the subjects. When the Pāṇḍavas began the 'great departure' (Mahāprasthāna) Ulūpī entered the River Ganges. Citrāṅgadā went to Maṇalūrapura.

"Ulūpī, the daughter of the serpent Kauravya, jumped into the Ganges and to Maṇalūrapura, went Citrāṅgadā." (Bhāṣā Bhārata, Mahāprasthānika Parva, Chapter 1, Stanza 27). The other names of Ulūpī. Bhujagātmajā, Bhujagendrakanyakā, Bhujagottamā Kauravī, Kauravyaduhitā, Kauravyakulanandinī, Pannaganandinī, Pannagasutā, Pannagātmajā, Pannageśvarakanyā, Pannagī, Uragātmajā. These are the synonyms used in the Mahābhārata for Ulūpī. (See full article at Story of Ulūpī from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ulūpī (उलूपी).—The queen of Arjuna and mother of Irāvān.1 A Nāgakanyā.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 32.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 49.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Ulupi was a Naga princess, the daughter of Kauravya, a king of the Nagas. When Arjuna was in exile for twelve years (he had inadvertently breached a compact with Yudhishtra), she saw him when he was bathing in a lake. She fell in love with him and abducted him to her underwater palace.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Ulūpī (उलूपी): A daughter of Kauravya, Raja of the Nagas, with whom Arjuna contracted a kind of marriage. She was nurse to her stepson, Babhruvahana, and had great influence over him. According to the Vishnu Purana she had a son named Iravat.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ulūpī (उलूपी).—A Nāga princess. [She was the daughter of the serpent Kauravya. While one day she was bathing in the Ganges, she happened to see Arjuna, and being enamoured of his handsome form, she managed to have him conveyed to her home, the Pātāla, and there induced him to take her as his wife, which he, after considerable hesitation, consented to do. She bore him a son named Irāvat. When Arjuna's head was cut off by Babhruvāhana's arrow, it was with her assistance that he was restored to life; see Arjuna.]

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

Ulūpī (उलूपी):—[from ulūpa] f. Name of a daughter of the Nāga Kauravya (married to Arjuna), [Mahābhārata]

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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

Ulupi (ಉಲುಪಿ):—[noun] = ಉಲುಪೆ [ulupe].

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Ulupi (ಉಲುಪಿ):—[noun] a kind of fish.

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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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