Upadishta, Upadiṣṭa: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Upadishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Upadiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Upadista or Upadishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट, “apt statement”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट, “pointed utterance”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of upadiṣṭa: When one says something with a happy end on the basis of Śāstras and thereby pleases the learned, it is a Pointed Utterance (upadiṣṭa, lit. “utterance”).

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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).

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Upadishta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट) refers to “something that is taught”, according to the seventeenth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 91. Accordingly, as the Vetāla said to king Trivikramasena:—“... servants are bound to preserve their masters even by the sacrifice of their lives. But kings are inflated with arrogance, uncontrollable as elephants, and when bent on enjoyment they snap as under the chain of the moral law. [...] And the breeze of the waving chowries fans away the atoms of the sense of scripture taught [viz., upadiṣṭa] them by old men, as it fans away flies and mosquitoes. [...]”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning upadiṣṭa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upadishta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—p S Instructed or taught. 2 Advised or counseled. 3 Communicated or imparted--knowledge of a mantra &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—a Instructed or taught, advised or counselled, communicated or im- parted-knowledge of a mantra &c.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upadishta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—p. p.

1) Specified, pointed out, particularized; पृथूपदिष्टां दुदुहुर्धरित्रीम् (pṛthūpadiṣṭāṃ duduhurdharitrīm) Ku.1.2. पृषोदरादीनि यथोपदिष्टम् (pṛṣodarādīni yathopadiṣṭam) P. VI.3.19.

2) Taught, instructed, advised.

3) Put forward as a plea or reason.

4) Initiated.

-ṣṭam Advice, counsel; (in drama) a persuasive speech; S. D.449.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Instructed, advised. 2. Initiated. 3. Specified, particularised. 4. Assigned as a plea or reason. n.

(-ṣṭaṃ) Council, advice. E. upa before diś to shew, kta aff.

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

1) Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट):—[=upa-diṣṭa] [from upa-diś] mfn. specified, particularized

2) [v.s. ...] taught, instructed

3) [v.s. ...] mentioned

4) [v.s. ...] prescribed, commanded etc.

5) [v.s. ...] initiated, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] n. counsel, advice, (in [dramatic language]) a persuasive speech in conformity with the prescribed rules, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa 449 etc.]

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

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट):—[upa-diṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p. Taught.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट):—n. Unterweisung; in der Dramatik: Worte der Ermahnung im Sinne der Schrift: upadiṣṭaṃ manohāri vākyaṃ śāstrānusārataḥ [Sāhityadarpana 449. 334.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट):—n. in der Dramatik Worte der Ermahnung der Vorschrift gemäss.

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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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