Upacaraka, Upacāraka: 6 definitions

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Upacaraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upacharaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Upacaraka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Upacāraka (उपचारक).—Sixteen kinds for a ritual described.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 43. 12-46.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upacaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upacāraka (उपचारक).—[feminine] rikā (adj. —°) politeness, kindness.

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

1) Upacaraka (उपचरक):—[=upa-caraka] [from upa-car] m. a spy, [Śīlāṅka]

2) Upacāraka (उपचारक):—[from upa-car] mf(ikā)n. ifc. for upa-cāra, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] m. courteousness, politeness, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upacaraka (उपचरक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uvacaraya, Uvayāraga.

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Upacaraka in 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upacaraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upacāraka (ಉಪಚಾರಕ):—[noun] a person who attends or serves or nurses(another); an attendant.

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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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