Upastheya: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (U) next»] — Upastheya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upastheya (उपस्थेय).—[adjective] = upasthātavya.

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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. 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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