Uposhana, Upoṣaṇa: 5 definitions


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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: The ocean of story. vol. 5

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)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upoṣaṇa (उपोषण).—A fast, fasting; नास्ति स्त्रीणां पृथग् यज्ञो न व्रतं नाप्युपोषणम् (nāsti strīṇāṃ pṛthag yajño na vrataṃ nāpyupoṣaṇam) Ms.3.155.

Derivable forms: upoṣaṇam (उपोषणम्).

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Upoṣaṇa (उपोषण).—A fast.

Derivable forms: upoṣaṇam (उपोषणम्).

See also (synonyms): upoṣita.

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

Upoṣaṇa (उपोषण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) A fast, fasting. E. upa before vasa to abide, aff. lyuṭ.

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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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