Upashraya, Upāśraya: 10 definitions



Upashraya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Upāśraya can be transliterated into English as Upasraya or Upashraya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Upāśraya.—(LL), a shelter. Note: upāśraya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upāśraya (उपाश्रय).—

1) Recourse (for aid), asylum, support; कोर्यस्तेषां पार्थिवोपाश्रयेण (koryasteṣāṃ pārthivopāśrayeṇa) Bh.2.48; पर्यङ्कस्योपाश्रये (paryaṅkasyopāśraye) K.186 resting-place.

2) Receptacle, recipient; ईप्सितस्य न भवे- दुपाश्रयः (īpsitasya na bhave- dupāśrayaḥ) Ki.18.4.

3) Reliance, dependence upon.

4) A cushion, pillow or reclining bolster (Mar. loḍa); महत्सोपाश्रयं भेजे रावणः परमासनम् (mahatsopāśrayaṃ bheje rāvaṇaḥ paramāsanam) Rām.6.11.17.

Derivable forms: upāśrayaḥ (उपाश्रयः).

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

Upāśraya (उपाश्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Asylum, support. 2. Reliance, dependance upon. E. upa and āṅ before śrī to serve, affix ac.

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

Upāśraya (उपाश्रय).—i.e. upa-āśraya, m. A retreat, refuge, Mahābhārata 15, 152; 3, 17262.

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

1) Upāśraya (उपाश्रय):—[from upā-śri] m. leaning against, resting upon, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Kāvyādarśa]

2) [v.s. ...] any support for leaning against, a pillow, cushion, [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] shelter, refuge, recourse, [Mahābhārata; Bhartṛhari]

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

Upāśraya (उपाश्रय):—[upā+śraya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Asylum, reliance.

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

Upāśraya (उपाश्रय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uvassaya, Uvāsaya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Upashraya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upāśraya (ಉಪಾಶ್ರಯ):—[noun] a place or a person giving shelter, support or livelihood (to another or something) 2) a side-pillow to lean on.

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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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