Urdhvabahu, Ūrdhvabāhu, Urdhva-bahu: 7 definitions


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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ūrdhvabāhu (ऊर्ध्वबाहु) refers to one of the seven sons of Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Ūrjā was given to Vasiṣṭha.] From Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā, seven sons—Raja, Gotra, Ūrdhvabāhu, Savana, Anagha, Sutapā and Śukla and a daughter Puṇḍarikā were born.

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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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[«previous (U) next»] — Urdhvabahu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ūrdhvabāhu (ऊर्ध्वबाहु).—adj. having the arms lifted up, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 3; [Pañcatantra] 165, 16.

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

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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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