Upasti, Upāsti: 11 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)
Upāsti (उपास्ति) is the daughter of Dīpikā, the wife of a former incarnation of Daśaratha, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.4 [Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, as Muni Satyabhūti said to king Daśaratha (son of king Anaraṇya): “You were a merchant of noble character in Senāpura and you had a daughter, Upāsti, by your wife, Dīpikā. She became hostile to sādhus and wandered miserably through existence for a long time in births as animals, etc. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
upāsti (उपास्ति).—f S Propitiation, worship, religious
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.
1) A tree.
2) An attendant, a follower, servant.
Derivable forms: upastiḥ (उपस्तिः).
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1) Service, attendance upon (especially a deity).
2) Worship, adoration; सन्ध्योपास्त्यादिकर्माणि (sandhyopāstyādikarmāṇi) Bhāgavata 11.27.11. स्वर्गापवर्गयोर्मार्गमामनन्ति मनीषिणः । यदुपा- स्तिमसावत्र परमात्मा निरूप्यते (svargāpavargayormārgamāmananti manīṣiṇaḥ | yadupā- stimasāvatra paramātmā nirūpyate) || Kusum.
Derivable forms: upāstiḥ (उपास्तिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-stiḥ) Service, especially of a deity, worship. E. upa before ās to sit, ktin aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upāsti (उपास्ति).—i. e. upa-ās + ti, f. Service, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 56, 20.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upasti (उपस्ति).—[masculine] inferior, a follower, servant.
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Upasti (उपस्ति).—[masculine] inferior, a follower, servant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upasti (उपस्ति):—[=upa-sti] and upa-sti ([Atharva-veda]) mfn. ([from] s-ti [√1. as] with upa cf. abhi-ṣṭi; [from] √styai [commentator or commentary] on [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xii, 101]), being lower or inferior, subordinate, subject, submissive, [Ṛg-veda x, 97, 23] = [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xii, 101] = [Atharva-veda vi, 15, 1; Atharva-veda iii, 5, 6;7; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka]
2) Upāsti (उपास्ति):—[from upās] f. adoration, worship, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upāsti (उपास्ति):—[upā+sti] (stiḥ) 2. f. Service.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] service; attendance upon (a deity).
2) [noun] worshipping; adoration.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Upastigai, Upastigey, Upastir, Upastire, Upastirna, Upastirya, Upastitaram.
Ends with: Paryupasti.
Full-text: Upastitaram, Upaste, Sti, Abhishti, Upavasti, Parishti, Prashti, Senapura, Dipika, Sevana, Ash.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Upasti, Upāsti, Upa-sti; (plurals include: Upastis, Upāstis, stis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.221 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.97.23 < [Sukta 97]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 17: Previous births of Daśaratha < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 200 - The Greatness of Sāvitrī Tirtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 118 - Greatness of Gopyāditya (Gopī-āditya) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 42 - Gaṅgeśvara (gaṅga-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 38 - The description of Arjuna’s penance < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 17 - The glorification of the syllable Om and the five-syllabled mantra < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XII - Alleged conflict of Śāstras < [Section 1 - Introductory]