Uposhana, aka: Upoṣaṇa; 3 Definition(s)


Uposhana 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 term Upoṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Uposana or Uposhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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The upoṣaṇa vow, which involves the speaking of the truth, the observing of strict chastity, the circumambulating the images of the gods with the right side turned towards them, the eating only at the time when Buddhist mendicants do, restraint of the mind, and patience.

(Ocean of Story Volume 5, p. 126; story 132a. The Water-Spirit in his Previous Birth)

Source: archive.org: The ocean of story. vol. 5
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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upōṣaṇa (उपोषण).—n (S) Fasting or a fast, esp. religiously. S laṅghana.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upōṣaṇa (उपोषण).—n Fasting or fast. upōṣita p Fasting.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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