Upasrita, Upasṛta, Upashrita, Upāśrita: 9 definitions


Upasrita 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.

The Sanskrit terms Upasṛta and Upāśrita can be transliterated into English as Upasrta or Upasrita or Upashrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Upasṛta (उपसृत).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. It is also known by the name Upasṛtaka. The instructions for this upasṛta-karaṇa is as follows, “observing Ākṣiptā Cārī and hands in harmony with this Cārī.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित) refers to “closely attending” (one’s husband), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 13), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “During the reign of Yudhisthira, 2526 years before the commencement of Vikrama Śaka, the Seven Ṛṣis (saptarṣi) were at the constellation of Maghā (Regulus). The Ṛṣis take a period of 100 years to go over each of the 27 asterisms. They rise in the north-east and are accompanied by the chaste Arundhatī—the consort of Vasiṣṭha. The eastern-most of the group is Bhagavān Marīci; the next to him is Vasiṣṭha; the next is Aṅgiras and the next two are—Atri and Pulastya. The next in order are the Ṛṣis—Pulaha and Kratu. The chaste Arundhatī closely attends [i.e., upāśrita] her husband the sage Vasiṣṭha”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित).—a.

1) Relying or depending upon.

2) Supporting (fig. also), bearing, holding, protecting. चिन्तामपरिमेयां तां प्रलयान्तामुपाश्रिताः (cintāmaparimeyāṃ tāṃ pralayāntāmupāśritāḥ) Bg.16.11.

3) An indirect dependent; (as against saṃśrita direct. dependent); संश्रितोपाश्रितांस्तथा यथाशक्त्यनुकम्पेत (saṃśritopāśritāṃstathā yathāśaktyanukampeta) Mb.12.87.24.

4) See उपाश्रय (upāśraya) (4).

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

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Supporting, (literally or figuratively) bearing, holding, protecting. 2. Relying or depending upon. E. upa near, and āśrita giving support.

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

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित).—[adjective] leaning or resting on, resorted to, staying in or with ([accusative] or [locative]); intent upon, given to ([accusative]).

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

1) Upaśrita (उपश्रित):—[=upa-śrita] [from upa-śri] mfn. placed near, brought to the attention of [Ṛg-veda vii, 86, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] leaning towards or upon, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) Upasṛta (उपसृत):—[=upa-sṛta] [from upa-sṛ] mfn. one who has approached, come near ([especially] for protection), [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa i, 4, 6, 1; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] approached, applied to, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 1, 4, 6]

5) [v.s. ...] asked for, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] furnished with, having, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv.]

7) Upāśrita (उपाश्रित):—[=upā-śrita] [from upā-śri] mfn. lying or resting upon, leaning against, clinging to, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Rāmāyaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] having recourse to, relying upon, taking refuge with, [Mahābhārata; Bhagavad-gītā; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] taking one’s self to

10) [v.s. ...] approached, arrived at, abiding in [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] anything against which one leans or upon which one rests, [Uttararāma-carita]

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

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित):—[upā+śrita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Supported.

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

Upāśrita (उपाश्रित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvassiya.

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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

Upāśrita (ಉಪಾಶ್ರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] depending on; relying on; taking support from.

2) [adjective] supporting; bearing; holding; protecting.

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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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