Upakarin, Upakārin, Upakārī, Upakari: 20 definitions
Upakarin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Upakārī (उपकारी) refers to “one who helps (others)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “I am an aged Brahmin roaming about as I please. I am an intelligent ascetic bestowing happiness and helping others [i.e., upakārin—sukhado'nyeṣāmupakārī]. Who are you? What is your parentage? Why do you perform penance in this isolated forest? Your penance cannot be surpassed even by the sages of eminent status. You are neither a small girl nor an old woman. You appear to be an auspicious young woman. How is it that you are performing this penance even when you are unmarried. [...]”.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Upakari - A city of the Pancalas (J.vi.448, 450, 458, 459). Here was the entrance to the tunnel through which King Vedeha escaped to Mithila, as related in the Maha Ummagga Jataka (q.v.).
2. Upakari - A city where Sumedha Buddha preached to a large concourse of people. BuA.165.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
upakari : (aor. of upakaroti) helped; supported; served. || upakārī (m.), helper; benefactor.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Upakārin, (adj. -n.) (fr. upakāra; cp. ASk. upakārin Jtm. 3142) a benefactor J. III, 11; DA. I, 187; Sdhp. 540, 546. (Page 139)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Upakārī (उपकारी).—a (S) Gracious, that confers benefits and favors. 2 Grateful, that acknowledges benefits and favors. 3 That aids, assists, subserves, promotes.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Upakārī (उपकारी).—a Gracious. Grateful. That as- sists, aids, promotes, subserves.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Protectress, a female assistant.
2) A palace.
3) A tent, a caravansera.
4) A kind of cake.
See also (synonyms): upakārikā.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Upakārin (उपकारिन्).—a. Helping, serving, beneficial &c.; subservient, benefactor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upakārin (उपकारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) 1. Helping, assisting, a benefactor. 2. Subsidiary, subservient. E. upakāra and ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upakārī (उपकारी).—f. (-rī) A palace, a caravansera. E. upakāra aid, asylum, affixes aṇ and ṅīp.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upakārin (उपकारिन्).—i. e. upa-kṛ + in, adj., f. iṇī. 1. Benefitting; a benefactor. 2. Supporting.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upakārī (उपकारी):—[=upa-kārī] [from upa-kāra > upa-kṛ] f. a royal tent
2) [v.s. ...] a palace
3) [v.s. ...] a caravansery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upakārin (उपकारिन्):—[=upa-kārin] [from upa-kṛ] mfn. helping, assisting, doing a favour
2) [v.s. ...] a benefactor
3) [v.s. ...] subsidiary, subservient, requisite, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Śakuntalā; Vedāntasāra etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upakārin (उपकारिन्):—[upa-kārin] (rī-riṇī-ri) a. Aiding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upakārī (उपकारी):—[upa-kārī] (rī) 3. f. A palace; a caravanseray. Also upakāryyā 1. f.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Upakārī (उपकारी) [Also spelled upkari]:—(a) beneficial; favourable; helping, obliging; (nm) a benefactor.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a person who helps others (in need); a benefactor.
2) [noun] ಉಪಕಾರಿಯಾಗು [upakariyagu] upakāriyāgu to become a benefactor; to help; to favour.
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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