Uparicara, Upari-cara: 8 definitions



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

Alternative spellings of this word include Uparichara.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Uparicara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uparicara (उपरिचर).—(Burnouf—uparica)—A Vasu. Son of Kṛti. (Kṛtaka, Viṣṇu-purāṇa). Father of Bṛhadratha and other sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 80-81.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Uparicara (उपरिचर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.63.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Uparicara) 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Uparicara in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Uparichara : A Vasu or demigod, who, according to the Mahabharata, became king of Chedi by command of Indra. He had five sons by his wife; and by an Apsaras, named Adrika, condemned to live on earth in the form of a fish, he had a son named Matsya (fish), and a daughter, Satyavati, who was the mother of Vyasa.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uparicara (उपरिचर).—a. moving above (as a bird).

Uparicara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upari and cara (चर).

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

1) Uparicara (उपरिचर):—[=upari-cara] mfn. moving or walking above or in the air

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the king Vasu, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a bird, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Uparicara (उपरिचर):—(u + cara) m. (in der Luft wandelnd) Beiname des Königs Vasu [Mahābhārata 1, 52. 2334. fgg. 2, 331. 12, 12712. fgg.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 455.]

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Uparicara (उपरिचर):—[Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 43,8. 68.] [Oxforder Handschriften 301,b,33.]

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

Uparicara (उपरिचर):—m. Beiname des Königs Vasu.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uparicara in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uparicara refers to: walking in the air, suspended, flying J. III, 454.

Note: uparicara is a Pali compound consisting of the words upari and cara.

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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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