Upaplava: 14 definitions


Upaplava means something in 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Upaplava (उपप्लव):—[upaplavaḥ] Affliction: A cause of great suffering

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Upaplava (उपप्लव) [=Sopaplava?] (Cf. Upadrava) refers to “suffering” or “destruction” [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall in the lunar month of Vaiśākha cotton, gingelly and beans will be injured; the Ikṣvākus, the Yaudheyas, the Śakas and the Kaliṅgas will suffer [i.e., upaplavasopaplavāḥ]; but there will be prosperity over the land”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Upaplava (उपप्लव) refers to a “visitation”, according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages (dvijavara-vadhu-upaplava) in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body, has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Upaplava (उपप्लव) refers to “afflictions”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.11]—“[...] [Śiva] projects [all conditions] outward and he also causes them to be made one with himself [internally, inside his consciousness]. And for this reason, he can also be understood as their leader. Untainted, transcending the impurities, beginning with minuteness, and free of afflictions (an-upaplava). In the same way, one should construe niṣprapañca and nirābhāsa. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upaplava (उपप्लव).—m (S) Ravages and excesses (as of hostile armies, marauders &c.): also exactions and oppressions (as of a tyrant); annoyance, harassment, molestation.

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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

Upaplava (उपप्लव).—1 Misfortune, evil, calamity, distress, adversity; अथ मदनवधूरुपप्लवान्तं (atha madanavadhūrupaplavāntaṃ) ... परिपालयाम्बभूव (paripālayāmbabhūva) Kumārasambhava 4.46; जीवन्पुनः शश्वदुपप्लवेभ्यः प्रजाः पासि (jīvanpunaḥ śaśvadupaplavebhyaḥ prajāḥ pāsi) R.2.48;

2) (a) An unluky accident, injury, trouble; कच्चिन्न वाय्वादिरुपप्लवो वः (kaccinna vāyvādirupaplavo vaḥ) R.5.6; Meghadūta 17. (b) An obstacle, impediment; तौ (tau) (arthakāmau) हि तत्त्वावबोधस्य दुरुच्छेदावुपप्लवौ (hi tattvāvabodhasya durucchedāvupaplavau) Kirātārjunīya 11.2.

3) Oppression, harassing, troubling; उपप्लवाय लोकानां धूमकेतुरिवोत्थितः (upaplavāya lokānāṃ dhūmaketurivotthitaḥ) Ku. 2.32.

4) Danger, fear; see उपप्लविन् (upaplavin) below.

5) Agitation, perturbation; इन्द्रिय° (indriya°) K.146.

6) A portent or natural phenomenon foreboding evil.

7) Particularly, an eclipse of the sun or moon; चन्द्रमिवोपप्लवान्मुक्तम् (candramivopaplavānmuktam) V.I.11.

8) Name of Rāhu, the ascending node, केतूपप्लवभौममन्दगतयः षष्ठे तृतीये शुभाः (ketūpaplavabhaumamandagatayaḥ ṣaṣṭhe tṛtīye śubhāḥ).

9) Anarchy.

1) Name of Śiva.

11) Doubt, scepticism (with Buddhists).

12) Loss, absence; मायया विभ्रमच्चित्तो न वेद स्मृत्युपप्लवात् (māyayā vibhramaccitto na veda smṛtyupaplavāt) Bhāgavata 1.84.25.

Derivable forms: upaplavaḥ (उपप्लवः).

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

Upaplava (उपप्लव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Rahu, the ascending node. 2. A portent or natural phænomenon so considered. 3. An affray, or assault, a conflict without weapons. 4. Eclipse. 5. Misfortune. E. upa over, &c. plu to go, ap aff.

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

Upaplava (उपप्लव).—i. e. upa-plu + a, m. 1. Assault, Mahābhārata 1, 3534. 2. A portent, or natural phenomenon so considered, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 6. 3. An eclipse, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 65, 2 Gorr. 4. Misfortune, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 32.

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

Upaplava (उपप्लव).—[masculine] visitation, disturbance, trouble, calamity, any portent, [especially] an eclipse.

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

1) Upaplava (उपप्लव):—[=upa-plava] [from upa-plu] m. affliction, visitation, invasion, inundation

2) [v.s. ...] any public calamity, unlucky accident, misfortune, disturbance

3) [v.s. ...] a portent or natural phenomenon (as an eclipse etc.), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Vikramorvaśī; Kumāra-sambhava; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Rāhu (who is supposed to cause eclipses), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upaplava (उपप्लव):—[upa-plava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Rāhu, the ascending node; a portent; affray.

[Sanskrit to 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upaplava (ಉಪಪ್ಲವ):—

1) [noun] any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity; disaster.

2) [noun] an oppressing; a keeping down by the cruel or unjust use of power or authority; oppression; harassing.

3) [noun] a portent or natural phenomenon, as solar or lunar eclipse, a falling of a meteor, etc. believed to bring evil.

4) [noun] the feeling of alarm; fear; fright.

5) [noun] the state of being confused hopelessly as by something complicated; bewilderment.

6) [noun] Śiva.

7) [noun] a condition of uncertainty; a doubt.

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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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