Upatishya, aka: Upatiṣya; 4 Definition(s)


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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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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”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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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.

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य).—(= Pali Upatissa; compare Tiṣya 6—9), the given name of Śāriputra: Mv iii.56.11 ff. (story of his con- version); 269.11; 271.7; in Mvy 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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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