Uraga; 10 Definition(s)


Uraga means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Uraga (उरग) refers to “snakes” and represents a type of Ādhibhautika pain, according to the Viṣṇu-purāṇa 6.5.1-6. Accordingly, “the wise man having investigated the three kinds of worldly pain, or mental and bodily affliction and the like, and having acquired true wisdom, and detachment from human objects, obtains final dissolution.”

Ādhibhautika and its subdivisions (eg., uragas) represents one of the three types of worldly pain (the other two being ādhyātmika and ādhidaivika) and correspond to three kinds of affliction described in the Sāṃkhyakārikā.

The Viṣṇupurāṇa is one of the eighteen Mahāpurāṇas which, according to tradition was composed of over 23,000 metrical verses dating from at least the 1st-millennium BCE. There are six chapters (aṃśas) containing typical puranic literature but the contents primarily revolve around Viṣṇu and his avatars.

Source: Wisdom Library: Viṣṇu-purāṇa

Uraga (उरग).—A class of serpents. Ten daughters were born to Krodhavaśā wife of Kaśyapa. The Uragas were born from the daughter Kadrū and the nāgas were born from the daughter Surasā. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 14).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Uraga (उरग).—A mythical tribe,1 brothers of Narmadā; māyās relating to.2 Kingdom of;3 see nāgas.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 6. 43; 10. 38; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 155; 4. 2; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 1; 6. 29; 23. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 12; 34. 55; 38. 5; 47. 47; 100. 159; 106. 59; 112. 43.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 7. 2; X. 55. 23.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 48.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uraga (उरग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.164.30) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Uraga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A mountain near Himava. In a previous birth, Gosala Thera saw there a rag robe hanging, to which he paid homage (v.l. Udaka and Udangana). ThagA.i.79; Ap.ii.434.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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uraga : (m.) a snake; a creeping animal.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

uraga (उरग).—m S (That goes upon the breast.) A snake or serpent.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uraga (उरग).—m A snake, a serpent.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uraga (उरग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A snake. E. uras the breast, and ga who goes, from gam to go, affix ḍa; also uraṅga and uraṅgama.

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