Upalambha, aka: Upālambha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—A son of Akrūra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—[labh-ghañ-mum ca P.VII.4.64]

1) Acquisition; अस्मादङ्गुलीयोपलम्भात्स्मृतिरुपलब्धा (asmādaṅgulīyopalambhātsmṛtirupalabdhā) Ś.7.

2) Direct perception or recognition, comprehension otherwise than from memory) same as अनुभव (anubhava) q. v.); प्राक्तनोपलम्भ (prāktanopalambha) Māl.5; ज्ञातौ सुतस्पर्शसुखोपलम्भात् (jñātau sutasparśasukhopalambhāt) R.14.2.

3) Ascertaining, knowing; अविघ्नक्रियोपलम्भाय (avighnakriyopalambhāya) Ś.1.

4) Seeing, looking at (darśana); लावण्यधाम्नो भवितोपलम्भनम् (lāvaṇyadhāmno bhavitopalambhanam) Bhāg.1.38.1.

Derivable forms: upalambhaḥ (उपलम्भः).

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—

1) Abuse, taunt, censure; अस्या महदुपालम्भनं गतोऽस्मि (asyā mahadupālambhanaṃ gato'smi) Ś.5; तवोपालम्भे पतितास्मि (tavopālambhe patitāsmi) M.1 laid myself open to your censure; उचितस्तदुपालम्भः (ucitastadupālambhaḥ) U.3.

2) Delaying, putting off.

3) Escorting, conducting; केचिदस्मदुपालम्भे मतिं चक्रुर्हि तापसाः (kecidasmadupālambhe matiṃ cakrurhi tāpasāḥ) Mb.5.176.2.

Derivable forms: upālambhaḥ (उपालम्भः).

See also (synonyms): upālambhana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) Apprehension, conception, comprehension otherwise than from memory. E. upa near, labhi to obtain, ghañ aff. [Pagĕ9-b+ 60]

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) 1. Abuse, reviling. 2. Deferring, delaying. E. upa and āṅ before labhi to injure, ac aff.

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