Unnata, aka: Uṇṇata, Unnatā; 10 Definition(s)
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1a) Unnata (उन्नत).—A son of Dyutimat.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 9.
1b) Mountain of Kuśadvīpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 53.
1c) (Mt.) a hill in the Sālmalīdvīpa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 33; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 26.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
1) Unnatā (उन्नता, “elevated”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These ‘gestures of the neck (grīvā)’ should follow the gestures made with the head (śiras). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).
2) Unnata (उन्नत, “raised”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the sides (pārśva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10. The sides are one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
1) Unnatā (उन्नता).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā);—Instructions: neck with the face upturned. Uses: in looking up.
2) Unnata (उन्नत, “raised”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the sides (pārśva);—(Instructions): The other side [on the assumption of the Nata position] will be Unnata (raised), [because in relation of it] the waist, the side, the arm and the shoulder will be raised. (Uses): In going backwards.(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Unnata (उन्नत) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Unnata is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.(Source): Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Unnata (उन्नत, “bent up”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., unnata). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
unnata : (pp. of unnamati) raised; high; lofty.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Uṇṇata, (adj.) (pp. of uṇṇamati, Sk. unnata) raised, high, fig. haughty (opp. oṇata) A. II, 86; Sn. 702 (an° care = uddhaccaṃ n’āpajjeyya SnA 492); Pug. 52 (= ucca uggata Pug. A 229). Cp. unnata. (Page 130)
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Unnata, (pp. of unnamati. Besides this form we find uṇṇata in fig. special meaning, q. v. ) raised, high, lofty, in high situation (opp. oṇata) Pv IV. 66 (= sāmin PvA. 262); J. I, 71; II369; VI 487; Miln. 146, 387; DA. I, 45 See also unnaḷa. (Page 138)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
unnata (उन्नत).—n S unnatāṃśa m S unnati f S Altitude (of a heavenly body): opp. to natāṃśa Declination.
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unnata (उन्नत).—a S High or tall.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
unnata (उन्नत).—a High, tall.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Unnata (उन्नत).—p. p.
1) Raised, elevated, uplifted (fig. also); त्रिरुन्नतं स्थाप्य समं शरीरम् (trirunnataṃ sthāpya samaṃ śarīram) Śvet. Up.2.8; उपासितगुरुप्रज्ञा- भिमानोन्नताः (upāsitaguruprajñā- bhimānonnatāḥ) Bh.3.24; Śi.9.79; नतोन्नतभूमिभागे (natonnatabhūmibhāge) Ś.4.15.
2) High (fig. also), tall, lofty; great, eminent; स्थितः सर्वोन्नतेनोर्वीं क्रान्त्वा मेरुरिवात्मना (sthitaḥ sarvonnatenorvīṃ krāntvā merurivātmanā) R.1.14; V.5.22; Ki.5. 15,14.23; Pt.1.29; °इच्छः (icchaḥ) R.6.71; Śi.7.27; °चेतस् (cetas) a. noble-minded; Pt.1.122.
3) Projecting, plump, full (as breasts); निबिडोन्नतस्तनम् (nibiḍonnatastanam) M.2.3; Ṛs.1.7.
4) Pleased, in high spirit; समाधाय समृद्धार्थाः कर्मसिद्धिभिरुन्नताः (samādhāya samṛddhārthāḥ karmasiddhibhirunnatāḥ) Rām.5.61.5.
-taḥ A boa (ajagara).
-tam 1 Elevation.
2) Ascension, altitude.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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