Uparakta: 9 definitions


Uparakta 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Uparakta (उपरक्त) refers to an “eclipse” (of the sun or moon), 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 the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen [i.e., ardhodita-uparakta], deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. If they should be eclipsed when in the first section of the firmament, those that live by fire and virtuous Brahmins will suffer as well as men belonging to one of the holy orders. If they should be eclipsed when in the second section of the firmament, agriculturists, heretics, merchants, the Kṣatriyas and commanders of the army will suffer. If when in the third section, artisans, the Śūdras, the Mlecchas and ministers will suffer”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uparakta (उपरक्त).—p. p.

1) Afflicted, overtaken by calamity, distressed.

2) Eclipsed; K.314.

3) Tinged, coloured; द्विषद्द्वेषोपरक्ताङ्गसङ्गिनीः (dviṣaddveṣoparaktāṅgasaṅginīḥ) Śiśupālavadha 2.18.

-ktaḥ 1 The sun or moon in eclipse.

2) Rāhu.

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

Uparakta (उपरक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Afflicted with pain or calamity. m.

(-ktaḥ) 1. Eclipsed, (the sun or moon.) 2. Rahu, (the ascending node.) E. upa implying distress, rañj to colour, and kta aff.

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

Uparakta (उपरक्त).—[adjective] coloured, reddened, eclipsed (sun or moon).

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

1) Uparakta (उपरक्त):—[=upa-rakta] [from upa-rañj] a mfn. dyed, coloured, coloured red

2) [v.s. ...] heated, inflamed, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] afflicted, distressed ([especially] by Rāhu; said of sun and moon), eclipsed, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] influenced or affected by, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

5) [=upa-rakta] [from upa-rajya > upa-rañj] b m. Name of Rāhu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Uparakta (उपरक्त):—[upa-rakta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a. Coloured; afflicted; eclipsed.

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

Uparakta (उपरक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvaratta.

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Uparakta 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uparakta (ಉಪರಕ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] undergoing or undergone suffering, pain; afflicted; distressed.

2) [adjective] made dark or obscure; eclipsed.

3) [adjective] that has become red; reddened; turned to red.

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Uparakta (ಉಪರಕ್ತ):—[noun] the eclipsed sun or moon.

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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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