Umapati, aka: Umāpati, Uma-pati; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Umāpati (उमापति).—Surname of Śiva (Śaṅkara); worship of;1 destroyer of dakṣayajña.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 43; Matsya-purāṇa 185. 24; 274. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 33. 40 and 45.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 25. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Umāpati (उमापति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Umāpati) 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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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Umāpati (उमापति) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Ambikā, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Umāpati) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Umāpati (उमापति) (19th century) was a scholar of Sanskrit metrics, who flourished in 19th Century. The lone work of Umāpati available to us is Vṛttavārttika. Though the text Vṛttavārttika is not available with us, John C. Mesfield says that Vṛttavārttika contains chāyā prosody consisting of 600 ślokas.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Umāpati (उमापति).—Name of Śiva; मुहु- रनुस्मरयन्तमनुक्षपं त्रिपुरदाहमुमापतिसेविनः (muhu- ranusmarayantamanukṣapaṃ tripuradāhamumāpatisevinaḥ) Ki.5.14; so °ईशः, °वल्लभः, °सहायः (īśaḥ, °vallabhaḥ, °sahāyaḥ) &c.

Derivable forms: umāpatiḥ (उमापतिः).

Umāpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms umā and pati (पति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Umāpati (उमापति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A name of Siva. E. umā and pati master; the husband of Uma.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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