Upakarya, Upakaryā, Upakārya, Upakāryā: 11 definitions



Upakarya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Upakāryā (उपकार्या) is the same as Upakārikā (“royal tent”), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.1. Here it means “a royal tent”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Upakāryā (उपकार्या) refers to “tents” that were commonly build during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Ajaṇṭā paintings show that the palaces and mansions of rich persons were constructed on wooden pillars which were decorated with carvings or paintings in three places, at the bottom, in the middle and at the top. [...] When necessary, shamianas (paṭamaṇḍapas) and tents (upakāryās) were erected. They are mentioned by Kālidāsa in the description of the grand reception of prince Aja in Kuṇḍinapura, the capital of Vidarbha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upakārya (उपकार्य).—a S (Purposed or occurring) to be aided, assisted, benefited &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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upakaryā (उपकर्या).—A palace. also उपकार्या (upakāryā).

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Upakārya (उपकार्य).—a.

1) Deserving assistance or favour, fit to be assisted.

-ryā A royal house, palace; रम्यां रघुप्रतिनिधिः स नवोपकार्यां बाल्यात्परामिव दशां मदनोध्युवास (ramyāṃ raghupratinidhiḥ sa navopakāryāṃ bālyātparāmiva daśāṃ madanodhyuvāsa) R.5.63; a royal tent; तस्योपकार्यारचितोपचाराः (tasyopakāryāracitopacārāḥ),13.79,16.55,73.

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

Upakārya (उपकार्य) or Upakāryya.—mfn.

(-ryaḥ-ryā-ryaṃ) Deserving assistance or favour. f.

(-ryā) 1. A king’s house, a palace, a caravansera. 2. A tent. E. upakāra aid, &c. and ṇyat aff.

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

Upakāryā (उपकार्या).— (properly ptcple. of the fut. pass. of kṛ), f. A king’s house, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 73, 37.

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

Upakārya (उपकार्य).—[adjective] to be served or favoured; [feminine] ā royal tent.

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

1) Upakārya (उपकार्य):—[=upa-kārya] [from upa-kṛ] mfn. to be helped or assisted, deserving or requiring assistance or favour, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana]

2) Upakāryā (उपकार्या):—[=upa-kāryā] [from upa-kārya > upa-kṛ] f. a royal tent, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] a king’s house, palace

4) [v.s. ...] a caravansery

5) [v.s. ...] a cemetery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upakārya (उपकार्य):—[upa-kārya] (ryyaḥ-ryyā-ryyaṃ) a. Deserving assistance or favor.

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

Upakārya (उपकार्य):—(wie eben)

1) adj. eines Dienstes, eines Gefallens würdig [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 221.] [Medinīkoṣa y. 117.] —

2) f. ein königliches Zelt [Amarakoṣa 2, 2, 9.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 993.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 73, 37.] upakāryāḥ kriyantāṃ ca rājñāṃ bahugulānvitāḥ . brāhmaṇāvasathāścaiva kriyantāṃ śataśaḥ śu.hāḥ .. [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 12, 9.] [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 41. 63. 11, 93. 13, 79. 16, 55. 73.]

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Upakārya (उपकार्य):—

1) dem Hilfe geleistet werden muss, was ohne andere Factoren nicht zu Stande kommen kann, was gefördert wird [Kapila 1, 31.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 161, 4.] [Sāhityadarpana 342, 14.] —

2) [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 91, 26. 92, 8.]

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

Upakārya (उपकार्य):——

1) Adj. dem ein Gefallen oder eine Wohlthat erwiesen wird [Rājataraṃgiṇī 7,821.] dem Hülfe geleistet werden muss , was ohne andere Factoren nicht zu Stande kommen kann , was gefördert wird.

2) f. ā — a) ein königliches Zelt. — b) *Leichenacker [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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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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