Upavarsha, Upavarṣa: 11 definitions


Upavarsha means something in 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 Upavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Upavarsa or Upavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Upavarsha in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष) is the name of one of the two sons of Saṅkarasvāmin, a Brāhman from in the city of Pāṭaliputra. Their story was narrated to Vyāḍi and Indradatta in the tale called ‘the two Brāhman brothers’, according to Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 2.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Upavarṣa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Kathāsaritasāgara of Somadeva declare that, he was the teacher (guru) of the grammarian Pānīni and Vararuci. In the tenth chapter of Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara says that Upavarsa’s poetic examine was held at Pātalīputra.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष).—An ancient grammarian and Mīmāmsaka believed to have been the brother of Varṣa and the preceptor of Pāṇini. He is referred to, many times as an ancient writer of some Vṛttigranthas.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष).—The younger brother of the Teacher Varṣa. He also was a teacher. For further information see under Vararuci.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष).—Name of a son of Śaṅkara Svāmin, author of several writings on the Mīmāṃsā philosophy.

Derivable forms: upavarṣaḥ (उपवर्षः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष).—m.

(-rṣaḥ) The name of a saint.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Author of sūtras. Quoted by Bhāskaramiśra. Bp. 28.

2) Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष):—
—[commentary] on the Śabarabhāṣya. Hall. p. 169. Quoted by Pārthasārathi Pandit Vii^2, 45.

3) Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष):—on the Śabarabhāṣya. See note on the Mīmāṃsābhāṣya.

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

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष):—[=upa-varṣa] m. Name of a younger brother of Varṣa (and son of Śaṃkara-svāmin; author of writings on the Mīmāṃsā philosophy), [Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upavarṣa (उपवर्ष):—[upa-varṣa] (rṣaḥ) 1. m. A sage.

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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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