Upashruti, Upaśruti: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Upaśruti can be transliterated into English as Upasruti or Upashruti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Upashruti in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति).—The patron-goddess of Uttarāyaṇa (The sun’s progress towards North in the former half of the year). In Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 166 mention is made of how this goddess made it possible for Indrāṇī to see Indra through the holes of a stalk of lotus. It was by the help of Upaśruti that Śacīdevī and Indra met together. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 14, Stanzas 12 and 13).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upashruti in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upaśruti (उपश्रुति).—f (S) Speech uttered (esp. by persons of low caste, as washermen, workers in leather &c., whilst sitting at night in their houses), and fancifully wrested by a person who is privily listening on the outside, into prophetic declaration; and, as such, viewed as solving some doubts which perplex him, or indicating the issue of some works or plans which engage him. 2 Hearsay (utterance heard) more generally, considered as portentous or boding. 3 Popular talk, rumor, report.

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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

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

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति).—f.

1) Hearing, listening.

2) Range of hearing.

3) A supernatural voice heard at night, and personified as a nocturnal deity revealing the future; नक्तं निर्गत्य यत्किंचिच्छुभाशुभकरं वचः । श्रूयते तद्विदुर्धीरा देवप्रश्नमुप- श्रुतिम् (naktaṃ nirgatya yatkiṃcicchubhāśubhakaraṃ vacaḥ | śrūyate tadvidurdhīrā devapraśnamupa- śrutim) || Hārāvali; परिजनोऽपि चास्याः सततमुपश्रुत्यै निर्जगाम (parijano'pi cāsyāḥ satatamupaśrutyai nirjagāma) K.65.

4) Aspect of the stars, fortune-telling.

5) Promise, assent.

6) Rumour, report; नोपश्रुतिं कटुकां नोत मुक्ताम् (nopaśrutiṃ kaṭukāṃ nota muktām) Mb.5.3.5.

7) Inclusion, incorporation (antarbhāva); यथा त्रयाणां वर्णानां संख्यातोपश्रुतिः पुरा (yathā trayāṇāṃ varṇānāṃ saṃkhyātopaśrutiḥ purā) Mb.12.64.6.

8) Name of a deity; अनेनैव व्रतेन तपसा चान्विता देवीं वरदामुपश्रुतिमाह्वय (anenaiva vratena tapasā cānvitā devīṃ varadāmupaśrutimāhvaya) Mb.12.342.48.

Derivable forms: upaśrutiḥ (उपश्रुतिः).

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

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Promise, assent. 2. Judicial astrology, aspect of the stars, fortune-telling. E. upa above, śru to hear, ktin aff.

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

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति).—[upa-śru + ti], f. A voice heard in the night, considered as a deity, Mahābhārata 5, 436 sqq.

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

1) Upaśruti (उपश्रुति):—[=upa-śruti] [from upa-śru] f. giving ear to, listening attentively, [Ṛg-veda i, 10, 3; viii, 8, 5; 34, 11; Atharva-veda ii, 16, 2; xvi, 2, 5]

2) [v.s. ...] range of hearing, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] hearing, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] rumour, report, [Mahābhārata v, 30, 5] ([[edition] [Bombay edition]]; apa-śruti, [[edition] [Calcutta edition] v, 871])

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of supernatural oracular voice (answering questions about future events, and supposed to be uttered by an idol after mystic invocations, Vidhāna-pārijāta, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]), [Mahābhārata; Kādambarī] etc., (cf. śakunopa)

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an evil spirit, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra i, 16, 23.]

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

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति):—[upa-śruti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Promise, assent; judicial astrology.

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

Upaśruti (उपश्रुति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvassudi.

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Upashruti 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

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

Upaśruti (ಉಪಶ್ರುತಿ):—

1) [noun] a hearing or listening (from a close quarter).

2) [noun] a hearing of something by an unconcerned person.

3) [noun] the act or power of foretelling future events; fortune-telling; prediction.

4) [noun] a supernatural voice heard at night revealing future events.

5) [noun] any of the additional scriptures, considered as part of the Vēdas, popularly known as Smřti.

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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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