Upasthana, Upasthāna: 9 definitions

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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Upasthāna (उपस्थान).—Occurrence: prescnce by virtue of anuvṛtti i. e. recurrence or continuation of a word in the rules that follow; cf. शब्देन चाप्यधिकृतेन कोन्यो व्यापारः शक्योवगन्तुमन्यदतो योगे योग उपस्थानात् (śabdena cāpyadhikṛtena konyo vyāpāraḥ śakyovagantumanyadato yoge yoga upasthānāt) M.Bh. on 1.3.11 Vārt. 1.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Upasthāna.—(LL), reception room. (HRS), a group of royal receipts arising from underhand methods of collection of the contributions in kind, as suggested by the Arthaśāstra. Note: upasthāna 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upasthāna (उपस्थान).—n S The arising, springing up, occurring, coming to pass (of a business or an event). 2 A form of worship with mystic prayers &c.: also such mystic prayer.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upasthāna (उपस्थान).—n The arising or springing up of a business or an event. A form of worship with mystic prayers.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upasthāna (उपस्थान).—1 Presence, proximity, nearness.

2) Approaching, coming, appearance, coming into the presence of; युगपदाचार्ययोरुपस्थानम् (yugapadācāryayorupasthānam) M.1.

3) (a) Worshipping, waiting upon (with prayers); attendance, service; सूर्योपस्थानात्प्रतिनिवृत्तं पुरूरवसं मामुपेत्य (sūryopasthānātpratinivṛttaṃ purūravasaṃ māmupetya) V.1; सूर्यस्योपस्थानं कुर्वः (sūryasyopasthānaṃ kurvaḥ) V.4; Y.1.22,3.282. (b) Obeisance; greeting; °स्तोत्रपद्धतिम् (stotrapaddhatim) U.1 a form of congratulatory panegyric. (c) Accepting, agreeing (as a lover &c); सोऽयं मामनु- पस्थाने व्यक्तं नैराश्यमागतः (so'yaṃ māmanu- pasthāne vyaktaṃ nairāśyamāgataḥ) Rām.6.92.47.

4) Attending to, guarding; रावणहित° (rāvaṇahita°) Mv.5.

5) An abode, abode of wrestling; चाणूरो मुष्टिकः कूटः शलस्तोशल एव च । त आसेदुरुप- स्थानं वल्गुवाद्यप्रहर्षिताः (cāṇūro muṣṭikaḥ kūṭaḥ śalastośala eva ca | ta āsedurupa- sthānaṃ valguvādyapraharṣitāḥ) || Bhāg.1.42.37.

6) The sanctuary, any sacred place (approached with respect).

7) An appeal, application; यदि कुर्युरुपस्थानं वादं तत्र प्रवर्तयेत् (yadi kuryurupasthānaṃ vādaṃ tatra pravartayet) Śukra.4.63.

8) Remembrance, recollection, memory; तत्त्वस्मृतेरुपस्थानात् (tattvasmṛterupasthānāt) (yogaḥ pravartate) Y.3.16.

9) Obtaining, getting; दृष्टः कश्चिदुपायो मे सीतोपस्थानकारकः (dṛṣṭaḥ kaścidupāyo me sītopasthānakārakaḥ) Rām.6.64.21.

1) A reception room; assembly; palace; a court; उपस्थानगतः कार्यार्थिनामद्वारासङ्गं कारयेत् (upasthānagataḥ kāryārthināmadvārāsaṅgaṃ kārayet) Kau. A.1.14; Rām.2.15.1.

11) A particular part of the संध्या (saṃdhyā).

Derivable forms: upasthānam (उपस्थानम्).

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

Upasthāna (उपस्थान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Proximity, nearness. 2. Obtaining, getting. 3. An assembly. E. upa near, sthā to stay, lyuṭ aff.

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

Upasthāna (उपस्थान).—i. e. upa-sthā + ana, n. 1. Waiting on, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 44, 111; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 5, 5. 2. Being at one’s command, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 160. 3. Assembly, Mahābhārata 2, 1757.

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

Upasthāna (उपस्थान).—[neuter] coming or standing near, appearance, presence, attendance, service, worship; gathering, assembly.

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

1) Upasthāna (उपस्थान):—[=upa-sthāna] [from upa-sthā] n. the act of placing one’s self near to, going near, approach, access (upa-sthānaṃ-√kṛ, to give access or scope for, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa i])

2) [v.s. ...] coming into the presence of, going near to (in order to worship), worshipping, waiting on, attendance, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] standing near, presence, proximity, nearness, [Yājñavalkya; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

4) [v.s. ...] staying upon or at, abiding, a place of abiding, abode, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

5) [v.s. ...] assembly, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] any object approached with respect, a sanctuary, abode (of a god), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]

7) [v.s. ...] a particular part of the Saṃdhyā, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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