Upakhyana, Upākhyāna: 15 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Upakhyan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—A feature of the Purāṇa: Legends in general.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 15.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāmapāṇivāda (18th Century): a scholar of multi discipline, who flourished in Kerala in the 18th Century. He was a prolific writer both in Sanskrit and Prakrit. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXIV. pp. 173-74.

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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

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

upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—n (S) A little tale, story, apologue, anecdote, fable, parable.

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

upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—n A little tale, an anecdote.

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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»] — Upakhyana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—

1) A short tale or narrative, an episode; नाचिकेतमुपाख्यानं मृत्युप्रोक्तं सनातनम् (nāciketamupākhyānaṃ mṛtyuproktaṃ sanātanam) Kaṭh. Up.1. 3.16. उपाख्यानैर्विना तावद् भारतं प्रोच्यते बुधैः (upākhyānairvinā tāvad bhārataṃ procyate budhaiḥ) Mb.1.1.13.

2) Repetition of a story already heard from others.

Derivable forms: upākhyānam (उपाख्यानम्).

See also (synonyms): upākhyānaka.

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

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A tale, a narrative. 2. Telling, narration. E. upa and ākhyāna a tale.

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

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—i. e. upa-ā -khyā + ana, n. An episode, Mahābhārata 1, 101.

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

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान).—[neuter] short narrative, episode.

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

1) Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान):—[=upā-khyāna] [from upā-khyā] 1. upā-khyāna n. account, relation, repetition of an event, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [from upākhyā] 2. upākhyāna n. ([from] ā-khyāna with upa), a subordinate tale or story, an episode, [Mahābhārata; Hitopadeśa etc.] (cf. nalopā.)

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

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान):—[upā+khyāna] (naṃ) 1. n. A narrative.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvakkhāṇa.

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Upakhyana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upakhyana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान) [Also spelled upakhyan]:—(nm) an episode, a subordinate tale or story; anecdote.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upakhyana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upākhyāna (ಉಪಾಖ್ಯಾನ):—

1) [noun] a repetition of a story already heard from others.

2) [noun] a short story, narration of an incident, in support of the main story; in a novel, poem, discourse, etc., any part of the story or a narrative digression, that is largely complete in itself; an episode.

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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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