Umapati, Umāpati, Uma-pati: 15 definitions


Umapati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Umāpati (उमापति) is another name for Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “When the Asuras had become so, when they had abandoned the worship of Śiva, when the virtuous rites of chaste women came to an end and evil conduct came to stay, Viṣṇu was apparently contented. Accompanied by the gods, Viṣṇu went to Kailāsa in order to intimate their activities to Śiva (umāpati). [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

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 (e.g., 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.

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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)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Umāpati (उमापति).—Name of Śiva; मुहु- रनुस्मरयन्तमनुक्षपं त्रिपुरदाहमुमापतिसेविनः (muhu- ranusmarayantamanukṣapaṃ tripuradāhamumāpatisevinaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Umāpati (उमापति).—m. a name of Śiva, Chr. 48, 7.

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

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

Umāpati (उमापति).—[masculine] the lord or husband of Umā, i.e. Śiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Umāpati (उमापति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Dharmeśvara, father of Candracūḍa (Pākayajñanirṇaya). L. 1814.

2) Umāpati (उमापति):—father of Premanidhi (Dīpaprakāśaṭippana 1756). L. 2055. 2056.

3) Umāpati (उमापति):—father of Tapana, father of Narasiṃhasena, father of Viśvanāthasena (Pathyāpathyaviniścaya). L. 2939.

4) Umāpati (उमापति):—Karuṇākalpalatā bhakti. Oudh. Viii, 28.

5) Umāpati (उमापति):—Pratiṣṭhāviveka. NW. 112. Śuddhinirṇaya. L. 2418. NW. 170.

6) Umāpati (उमापति):—Ratnamālāṭīkā jy. NW. 574.

7) Umāpati (उमापति):—of this century: Vṛttavārttika metrics. Oudh. V, 10.

8) Umāpati (उमापति):—Haṭhapradīpikāṭippaṇa. NW. 434.

9) Umāpati (उमापति):—Ratnamālāṭīkā. See Jyotiṣaratnamālā.

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

1) Umāpati (उमापति):—[=umā-pati] [from umā] m. idem, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka; Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a grammarian

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

Umāpati (उमापति):—[umā-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. A name of Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

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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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