Uppala, Uppalā: 7 definitions


Uppala means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Uppala - A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in the Isigili Sutta. M.iii.70.

2. Uppala - One of the yakkhas who guarded Jotiyas palace. He had two thousand followers. DhA.iv.209.

3. Uppala - Father of the warrior Ummada Phussadeva. Mhv.xxiii.82.

4. Uppala (Uppalaka) - A Niraya (S.i.152; Sn.p.126). Buddhaghosa says (SnA.ii.476f; see also A.v.173), however, that it is not a special hell, but the name of a period of suffering in hell.

5. Uppala - One of the treasure troves that rose up from the earth on the day of the Bodhisattas birth. It was three gavutas in extent. DA.i.284.

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One of the chief women supporters of Anomadassi Buddha. Bu.viii.24.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Uppala or Doṇuppala is the name of a tank (vāpī) that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—A tank named Doṇuppalavāpi or Uppalavāpi is mentioned in the Commentaries. (There was another vihāra name Ekadoraya in the Kurunāgala district). (also see Pācīnapabbata)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Uppala [ಉಪ್ಪಾಲ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Mallotus tetracoccus (Roxb.) Kurz from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Mallotus ferrugineus, Mallotus albus var. occidentalis. For the possible medicinal usage of uppala, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uppala : (nt.) waterlily.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uppala, (Sk. utpala, uncertain etym. ) the (blue) lotus; a waterlily. The 7 kinds of lotuses, mentioned at J. V, 37 are: nīla-ratta-set-uppala, ratta-seta-paduma, seta-kumuda, kalla-hāra.—D. I, 75; II, 19; Vin. III, 33 (°gandha); J. II, 443; Dh. 55; Vv 322; 354; Pv. II, 120; III, 105; DhA. I, 384 (nīl°); III, 394 (id.); ThA. 254, 255; VvA. 132, 161. ‹-› What is meant by uppala-patta (lotus-leaf?) at Vin. IV, 261? (Page 152)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Uppala (उप्पल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Utpala.

2) Uppalā (उप्पला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Utpalā.

3) Uppāla (उप्पाल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kath.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uppala (ಉಪ್ಪಲ):—[noun] salt earth; saline soil.

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Uppala (ಉಪ್ಪಲ):—[noun] = ಉಪ್ಪಳ [uppala].

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Uppaḷa (ಉಪ್ಪಳ):—

1) [noun] the water plant Nymphaea nouchali ( = N. pubescens) of Nymphaeaceae family.

2) [noun] its flower; white lotus.

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Uppāla (ಉಪ್ಪಾಲ):—[noun] the tree Mallotus albus var. occidentalis of Euphorbiaceae family:.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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