Upapanna: 15 definitions


Upapanna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Upapanna (उपपन्न) refers to “possible” (as opposed to Anupapanna—‘impossible’), according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.161.—Accordingly, “This [inference of an object particularized by its being external to consciousness] is impossible (anupapanna), since [an entity] external to consciousness—[and therefore] unmanifested, even in a dream—cannot be an object of inference, because [such an entity] cannot be the object of a concept”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Upapanna (उपपन्न) refers to an “adequate situation” (as opposed to Anupapanna—‘inadequate’), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “When kings are overpowered by enemies with an army (or: by strong enemies), when cities are burnt down and the Kings’ army is driven away, when people in various districts do not have access to food [and other goods]—if the kingdom is thus oppressed by the enemies’ army, oh Great Sage, and if in this inadequate situation (anupapanna) the King’s enemies are unimpeded, he should have a sixteen-armed Sudarśana constructed [and properly installed, for his power is] without obstacles”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Upapanna (उपपन्न) refers to “existence” (i.e., ‘the five state of existence’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Transcending the world of the parts of personality is not to be attached to the world of form or the world without form, but to teach for living beings in the five state of existence (pañcagati-upapanna) to transcend the world. The Bodhisattva therefore teaches in that way but does not destroy the world. Why is that? Because the essential character that the world is impermanent is not destroyed. The world is essentially characterized by from suffering, selflessness, peace, emptiness, non-distinguishing mark, wishlessness, the unconditioned, to suchness, thus this impermanent world is, son of good family, the pure supramundane path of the Bodhisattvas”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upapanna in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upapanna : (pp. of upapajjati) possessed of; come to existence in; reborn.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Upapanna, (pp. of upapajjati) — 1. (-°) possessed of, having attained, being furnished with Sn. 68 (thāma-bala), 212, 322, 1077 (ñāṇa°, cp. Nd2 266b and uppanna-ñāṇa). ‹-› 2. reborn, come to existence in (with Acc.) S. I, 35 (Avihaṃ, expld. by C. not quite to the point as “nipphattivasena upagata”, i.e. gone to A, on account of their perfection. Should we read uppanna?) A. V, 68. (Page 144)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upapanna (उपपन्न).—p S Established, evinced, proved by reasoning. 2 Having means or resources, substantial, monied.

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

upapanna (उपपन्न).—p Established. Brought near. Having means or resources.

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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

Upapanna (उपपन्न).—p. p.

1) Obtained; secured; अतीन्द्रियेष्वप्युपपन्नदर्शनः (atīndriyeṣvapyupapannadarśanaḥ) R.3.41; V.5.15; R.1.6.

2) Accompanied or attended by, in company with; श्रद्धेव साक्षाद्विधिनोपपन्ना (śraddheva sākṣādvidhinopapannā) R.2.16,22.

3) Coming, presenting itself; कुमारी अपूर्वपतिः पतिमुपपन्ना कौमारी भार्या (kumārī apūrvapatiḥ patimupapannā kaumārī bhāryā) Mahābhārata 4.2.13. उपपन्नाश्च सन्ध्ये द्वे व्याहरन्त्यशिवं शिवाः (upapannāśca sandhye dve vyāharantyaśivaṃ śivāḥ) Rām.6.1.2.

4) Right, fit, proper, suitable (with gen. or loc.); उपपन्नस्ते तर्कः (upapannaste tarkaḥ) V.2; उपपन्नमिदं विशेषणं वायोः (upapannamidaṃ viśeṣaṇaṃ vāyoḥ) ibid this epithet befits the wind; उपपन्नमेतदस्मिन् राजनि (upapannametadasmin rājani) Ś.2.

5) Possible; उभयमप्यनुपपन्नम् (ubhayamapyanupapannam) V.2; Kumārasambhava 3.12.

6) Full of, endowed with, possessed of, furnished with; उपपन्नो गुणैरिष्टैः (upapanno guṇairiṣṭaiḥ) N.1.1; Manusmṛti 9.141,244; तल्लक्षणोपपन्नः (tallakṣaṇopapannaḥ) Ś.5.

7) Demonstrated, proved.

8) Offered, presented.

9) Cured.

1) Allowed, agreed (saṃmata); कामकारो महाप्राज्ञ गुरूणां सर्वदानघ । उपपन्नेषु दारेषु पुत्रेषु च विधीयते (kāmakāro mahāprājña gurūṇāṃ sarvadānagha | upapanneṣu dāreṣu putreṣu ca vidhīyate) || Rām.2.11.18.

11) One who has approached a teacher (as a pupil), approched for protection.

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

Upapanna (उपपन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Manifested. 2. Fit, suited to the occasion, adequate. 3. Done, shewn, proved, effected. 4. Endowed with, possessed of. 5. Produced from or by. 6. Physicked, cured. E. upa before pad to go, kta aff.

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

Upapanna (उपपन्न).—[adjective] having gone or come to, got at, met with ([accusative] or —°); endowed with, possessed of ([instrumental] or —°); happened, occurred, born, existing; fit, suited, right, proper, natural.

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

1) Upapanna (उपपन्न):—[=upa-panna] [from upa-pad] mfn. one who has approached a teacher (as a pupil), [Suśruta; Vedāntasāra]

2) [v.s. ...] one who has approached for protection, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] one who has obtained or reached, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 4-2, 13]

4) [v.s. ...] obtained, reached, gained

5) [v.s. ...] happened, fallen to one’s share, produced, effected, existing, being near at hand, [Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] endowed with, possessed of, furnished with, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] fit, suited for the occasion, adequate, conformable, [Śakuntalā; Vikramorvaśī; Rājataraṅgiṇī etc.]

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

Upapanna (उपपन्न):—[upa-panna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) p. Produced.

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

Upapanna (उपपन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvavaṇṇa.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upapanna (ಉಪಪನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] occurred; happened.

2) [adjective] right; fit; proper; suitable.

3) [adjective] accompanied or attended by.

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Upapanna (ಉಪಪನ್ನ):—[noun] a man who has more money or income-producing property; a wealthy man.

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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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