Upaharaka, Upahāraka: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Upaharaka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Upahāraka (उपहारक) refers to “articles of worship”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “When those sages returned to their abodes, lord Śiva, the cause of great enjoyment and protection wanted to test the penance of the goddess. [...] Śiva, who is favourably disposed towards His devotees, approached her with pleasure in the guise of a celibate. On seeing that Brahmin of wonderful refulgence come, goddess Pārvatī worshipped Him with all the articles of worship [i.e., sarvapūja-upahāraka]. She worshipped him with great joy by means of well prepared and arranged articles of worship. Thereafter Pārvatī enquired after the health of the Brahmin with respect. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upahāraka (उपहारक).—

1) An offering, oblation.

2) Gift, present; Bhāg.

Derivable forms: upahārakaḥ (उपहारकः).

See also (synonyms): upahārikā.

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

Upahāraka (उपहारक).—[feminine] rikā (adj. —°) = upahāra.

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

Upahāraka (उपहारक):—[from upa-hṛ] mf(ikā). an offering, oblation, gift, present, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Upaharaka 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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