Urdhvarekha, Urdhva-rekha, Ūrdhvarekhā: 4 definitions


Urdhvarekha 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Urdhvarekha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ūrdhvarekhā (ऊर्ध्वरेखा) refers to an “upward-facing” or “moving” line.—[...] Corresponding to two forms of Kuṇḍalinī, upper and lower, there are two such Triangles or Water Chestnuts, one above and another below. When Kuṇḍalinī rises from her lower seat she is represented as an upward-facing or moving line (ūrdhvarekhā). Conversely, moving down from the upper Triangle into manifestation she is the “downward-facing” (adhomukhī) line. At both extremities she resumes her latent, potential state represented by her coiled form.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Urdhvarekha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ūrdhvarēkhā (ऊर्ध्वरेखा).—or -rēṣā f (S) A straight line running up and along the sole of the foot or the palm of the hand. Ex. ū0 pāyā asalī mhaṇajē rājya kiṃvā tīrthayātrā.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Urdhvarekha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ūrdhvarekhā (ऊर्ध्वरेखा):—[=ūrdhva-rekhā] [from ūrdhva] f. idem, [Raghuvaṃśa; Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha; Naiṣadha-carita]

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Urdhvarekha in German

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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 (even English!). 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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