Urdhvayana, aka: Ūrdhvāyana, Urdhva-ayana; 2 Definition(s)

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Urdhvayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

[Urdhvayana in Purana glossaries]

Ūrdhvāyana (ऊर्ध्वायन).—A class of people in Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 4.
(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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Urdhvayana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ūrdhvāyana (ऊर्ध्वायन).—a. going upwards.

-nam motion above.

Ūrdhvāyana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ūrdhva and ayana (अयन).

(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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