Upaplavya, Upaplāvya: 9 definitions



Upaplavya means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य).—A minor city in the country of Virāṭa. This minor city stood near the capital city of Virāṭa Kingdom. After their incognito-life, the Pāṇḍavas are said to have lived in the city of Upaplavya. (M.B Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 72, Stanza 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Upaplāvya (उपप्लाव्य).—Reached by Pāṇḍavas after defeating Kurus in cattle-war (gograha).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 78. [95 (V) 2].
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.82.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Upaplavya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य).—The capital city of King Virāṭa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Upaplavya (उपप्‍लव्‍य): A place in Matsya Kingdom, where the Pandavas settled after their exile of thirteen years.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य).—Name of the capital of the Matsyas; Mb.

Derivable forms: upaplavyam (उपप्लव्यम्).

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

1) Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य):—[=upa-plavya] [from upa-plu] mfn. to be overflowed

2) [v.s. ...] to be afflicted, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. Name of the capital of the [Matsyasūkta’s Śabdakalpadruma; Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य):—(wie eben) n. Nomen proprium der Hauptstadt der Matsya [Mahābhārata 1, 493. 512. 5, 685. 4956. 10, 578. 585.]

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Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य):—[Mahābhārata 9, 3482], wo mit der ed. Bomb. upayātam für upajātam zu lesen ist.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Upaplavya (उपप्लव्य):—n. Nomen proprium der Hauptstadt der Matsya.

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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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