Upasti, Upāsti: 11 definitions


Upasti means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

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. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upāsti (उपास्ति).—f S Propitiation, worship, religious

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upasti (उपस्ति).—Ved.

1) A tree.

2) An attendant, a follower, servant.

Derivable forms: upastiḥ (उपस्तिः).

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Upāsti (उपास्ति).—f.

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

Upāsti (उपास्ति).—f.

(-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]

Upasti in German

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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

Upāsti (ಉಪಾಸ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] service; attendance upon (a deity).

2) [noun] worshipping; adoration.

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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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