Upagrahana, Upagrahaṇa, Upāgrahaṇa: 5 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upagrahaṇa (उपग्रहण).—

1) Seizing (from below); taking hold of; as in पादोपग्रहणम् (pādopagrahaṇam).

2) Seizure, capture, taking one prisoner.

3) Supporting, furthering, promoting.

4) Holy study, study of the Vedas (after being initiated into them); वेदोपग्रहणार्थाय तावग्राहयत प्रभुः (vedopagrahaṇārthāya tāvagrāhayata prabhuḥ) Rām.

Derivable forms: upagrahaṇam (उपग्रहणम्).

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Upāgrahaṇa (उपाग्रहण).—Reading the Vedas after being initiated to them.

Derivable forms: upāgrahaṇam (उपाग्रहणम्).

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

Upagrahaṇa (उपग्रहण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Taking, seizing. 2. Holy study, reading the Vedas after initiation. E. upa much, grah to take, affix lyuṭ.

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Upāgrahaṇa (उपाग्रहण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Reading the Vedas after initiation. E. upa and āṅ before grah to take, lyuṭ aff.: see upākaraṇa.

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

Upagrahaṇa (उपग्रहण).—i. e. upa-grah + ana, n. Holy study, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 4, 4.

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

Upagrahaṇa (उपग्रहण).—[neuter] holding up, supporting, promoting.

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

1) Upagrahaṇa (उपग्रहण):—[=upa-grahaṇa] [from upa-grah] n. the act of seizing from below, holding under, supporting, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra i, 10, 6]

2) [v.s. ...] comprehending, learning, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 4, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] the taking any one prisoner, seizure, capture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Upāgrahaṇa (उपाग्रहण):—[=upā-grahaṇa] [from upā-grah] n. commencement of reading the Veda (after the performance of initiation etc. See upā-karaṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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