Upavritta, aka: Upavṛtta, Upāvṛtta; 5 Definition(s)
Upavritta means something in 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.
The Sanskrit terms Upavṛtta and Upāvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Upavrtta or Upavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Upavṛtta (उपवृत्त).—A small circle parallel to the prime-vertical. Note: Upavṛtta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—A country in Bhārata. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 84).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
upavṛtta (उपवृत्त).—n S A small circle parallel to the prime vertical. 2 A secondary circle gen.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—p. p.
1) Returned, come, arrived. ततः काल उपावृत्ते (tataḥ kāla upāvṛtte) Bhāg.9.6.3.
2) Ceased, refraining.
3) Fit, proper.
4) Turned round; rolling or wallowing on the ground.
-ttaḥ A horse rolling on the ground (to remove his fatigue).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) 1. Rolling on the ground. 2. Ceased, ceasing, refraining. m.
(-ttaḥ) A horse rolling himself on the ground. E. upa and āṅ before vṛt to be, affix kta.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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