Urdhvabahu, aka: Ūrdhvabāhu, Urdhva-bahu; 3 Definition(s)

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Ūrdhvabāhu (ऊर्ध्वबाहु).—A son of Vasiṣṭha. His mother was Ūrjjā. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 20). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 150, that this Ūrdhvabāhu did penance in South India.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Ūrdhvabāhu (ऊर्ध्वबाहु).—A sage of the Raivata epoch; a son of Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 5. 3; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 41; 36. 62; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 22.

1b) A son of Ūrja and Vasiṣṭha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Ūrdhvabāhu (ऊर्ध्वबाहु).—a devotee who constantly holds his arms above his head till they are fixed in that position. ऊर्ध्वबाहुर्विरौम्येष न च कश्चित् शृणोति माम् (ūrdhvabāhurviraumyeṣa na ca kaścit śṛṇoti mām) Mb.

Derivable forms: ūrdhvabāhuḥ (ऊर्ध्वबाहुः).

Ūrdhvabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ūrdhva and bāhu (बाहु).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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