Upatishya, Upatiṣya: 5 definitions

Introduction

Upatishya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Upatiṣya can be transliterated into English as Upatisya or Upatishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य), also known as Śāriputra, is the son of Tiṣya and Śāri according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “Seven days after he was born, the baby boy was wrapped in white cotton to be shown to his father who thought: “I am called Tiṣya; this child will drive out my name; therefore I will call him Yeou po t’i chö (Upatiṣya), he who casts out Tiṣya’. Such was the name given to this child by his parents. But other people, considering that it was Śāri who had given him birth, with one accord agreed to call him Chö li fou (Śāriputra), the son of Śāri”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Sharika and Tishya had a son named Upatishya who mastered “Aindra-vyakarana”. It appears that Aindra- Vyakarana was more popular than Panini’s Vyakarana because Aindra was ancient grammarian than Panini. Upatishya was also known as Shariputra. Maudgalyayana (also known as Kolita) was a contemporary of Shariputra. A Buddhist drama “Shariputra-prakarana” deals with the conversion of Shariputra and Maudgalyayana, chief disciples of Buddha to Buddhism.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य).—

1) Name of the lunar mansion or asterism called आश्लेषा (āśleṣā).

2) Name of another asterism called पनर्वसु (panarvasu).

Derivable forms: upatiṣyam (उपतिष्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य).—(= Pali Upatissa; compare Tiṣya 6—9), the given name of Śāriputra: Mahāvastu iii.56.11 ff. (story of his con- version); 269.11; 271.7; in Mahāvyutpatti 1047 mentioned in a list of śrāvakas, following Tiṣya, but not juxtaposed with Śāriputra (who occurs in 1032 in the same list).

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

Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य):—[=upa-tiṣya] m. Name of a son of Tiṣya.

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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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