Upapaduka, Upapāduka: 12 definitions


Upapaduka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upapaduka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Upapāduka (उपपादुक) refers to an “apparitional birth”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 22, v2).—Accordingly, “[...] Sometimes there are Bodhisattvas who arise apparitionally (upapāduka) on the lotuses. In regard to the four wombs (yoni), the Bodhisattva is born from the chorion (jarāyuja) or he is of apparitional birth (upapāduka). In regard to the four castes of men (jāti), the Bodhisattva is born either into the Kṣatriya caste or in that of the Brāhmaṇa, for these two castes are honored by men”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Upapāduka (उपपादुक) refers to “spontaneously generated”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “And, Śāriputra, a universal king called Sarvadevābhiṣeka appeared in three-thousandfold universe, who had a inconceivable treasury of jewels. He had ninety six thousand sons who were spontaneously generated (upapāduka) by his own majesty. Why is that? Because there has been not even the concept of woman in that Buddha-field. That Tathāgata, Śāriputra, lived for one hundred thousand aeons. [...]”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Upapāduka (उपपादुक) refers to “self-produced”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches an offering manual]: “[...] All crops, all flowers and fruits will be well protected. [...] Until the stake is driven out all kinds of pests, produced from moist heat, self-produced (upapāduka) and egg-born, arisen from rocks or flowers, do not prevail. Harm of various sorts caused by Nāgas will not be victorious again. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upapaduka in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Upapāduka (उपपादुक, “spontaneously-born”) refers to one of the “four wombs” (yoni) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 90). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., upapāduka). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Self-produced.

-kaḥ A superhuman being, God; दिव्योपपादुका देवाः (divyopapādukā devāḥ) Ak.

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Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Having shoes, shod (as a horse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upapāduka (उपपादुक) or Aupapāduka.—q.v.; used in exactly the same ways, often in the same texts which elsewhere use aup°, and by me grouped under the occurrences of that form; note especially Avadāna-śataka ii.89.1 aupapādukaḥ as title of the story, but in the text itself always upa°, ii.94.17 ff.; other occurrences of upa° are Mahāvyutpatti 2282; Mahāvastu i.212.7; Dharmasaṃgraha 90; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 16.14; Gaṇḍavyūha 254.12; 264.24; 339.4; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 205.14; 455.4; Mahāvastu i.145.4; Divyāvadāna 533.25; Śikṣāsamuccaya 175.8. In some the v.l. aupa° is recorded.

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

Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Shod. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A superhuman being, a god, a demon, &c. 2. Hell. E. upa before pad to go, ukañ aff.

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

1) Upapāduka (उपपादुक):—[=upa-pāduka] [from upa-pad] 1. upa-pāduka mfn. (for 2. See below) self-produced

2) [v.s. ...] m. a superhuman being, a god, demon etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [=upa-pāduka] 2. upa-pāduka (for 1. See above) mfn. having shoes, shod, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Upapāduka (उपपादुक):—[upa-pāduka] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Shod. m. A demon; hell.

[Sanskrit to German]

Upapaduka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Upapāduka (ಉಪಪಾದುಕ):—[adjective] (said of horses, oxen, etc.) furnished or fitted with a shoe or shoes.

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Upapāduka (ಉಪಪಾದುಕ):—[noun] a self-produced person; a god.

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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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