Upastheya; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Upastheya (उपस्थेय).—See ajaikapāt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 25.

1b) A number of Agnis, all sons of Saṃśya Agni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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Upastheya (those that can be moved) is one of the two classifications of Agni. The other being Viharaṇīyā. The Upastheyas are:

  1. Samrādasi Kṛuśānū, positioned at the secondary altar in the north. This is the Āhavanīyā Agni.
  2. Pariṣadyosi Pavamāna, positioned at Dhruva sthali
  3. Pratakvāsi nabhasvān, positioned at the Cātvāla sthāna
  4. Asamṛṣtosi Havyasūda, positioned at śamitra (the place of paśu)
  5. Ṛtadhāmāsi Suvarjyoti, positioned at Audumbara (the ṛtvija who chants the Sāma Veda).
  6. Brahmajyotirasi suvardhāma, positioned with the Brahma (chief ṛutvik) of the sacrifice
  7. Ajosyekapāt, positioned at the sukhaśāla. This is the Gārhapatya.
  8. Ahirasi budhniya, positioned with the Yajamāni.
Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

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