Urja, Ūrja, Ūrjā: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ūrjā (ऊर्जा) is one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa by Prasūti: one of the three daughters of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“Dakṣa begot twenty-four daughters. The eleven younger daughters were [... Ūrjā,...]. The great aspirants [Vasiṣṭha] and others took the hands of these famous daughters (eg., Ūrjā married Vasiṣṭha). Thereupon the entire universe consisting of three worlds, mobile and immobile was filled (with progeny). Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous Brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ūrja (ऊर्ज).—A son of Vatsara and Svarvīthi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 12.

1b) Month (kārtika) sacred to Hari; with iṣa forms śarat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 9; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 15; 62. 16

1c) A god of the Harita gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 85.

1d) A son of Auttama Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 12.

1e) The originator of the Agnisambhava gaṇa of Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 54.

1f) The son of Sudhanvā, the powerful.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 225.

1g) One of the seven sages of Śvārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 11.

1h) The son of Śuci and father of Śatadhvaja.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 30-31.

1i) A grāmaṇi with the sun in the spring.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 4.

1j) A son of Vasiṣṭha and a sage of the Svārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 17.

1k) One of the ten branches of the Harita group of devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 89.

2) Ūrjā (ऊर्जा).—A daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Vasiṣṭha; mother of Citraketu and six other sons besides a daughter Puṇḍarīkā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 40; X. 39. 55; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 52 and 56; 11. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 28, 32; 28. 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 25; 10. 12.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Urja is a daughter of Daksha, and was married to the sage Vasishta. More common accounts say that Arundhati was the wife of Vasishta.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ūrja (ऊर्ज).—m S Power, strength, vigor.

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ūrjā (ऊर्जा).—f S See the popular form urajā.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūrja (ऊर्ज).—1 Name of the month Kārtika (as giving vigour and energy); 'बाहुलोर्जौ कार्तिकिकः (bāhulorjau kārtikikaḥ)' इत्यमरः (ityamaraḥ); ऊर्जमतङ्गजम् (ūrjamataṅgajam) Śi.6.5.

2) Energy.

3) Power, strength.

4) Procreative power.

5) Life, breath.

6) Name of the sons of हिरण्यगर्भ (hiraṇyagarbha) (reckoned among the seven Ṛiṣis of the third Manvantara).

-rjā 1 Food ऊर्जावती (ūrjāvatī) (gaṅgā) Mb.13.26.84.

2) Energy.

3) Strength, sap. नाप्यूर्जां बिभरामास वैदेह्यां प्रसितो भृशम् (nāpyūrjāṃ bibharāmāsa vaidehyāṃ prasito bhṛśam) Bk.6.3.

4) Growth.

5) Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Vasiṣṭha.

-rjam Water.

Derivable forms: ūrjaḥ (ऊर्जः).

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

Ūrja (ऊर्ज).—m.

(-rjaḥ) 1. The month Kartik, (Oct.-Nov.) 2. Effort, exertion. 3. Power, strength. 4. Breath, breathing. 5. Procreative power. n.

(-rjaṃ) Water. E. ūrja to live, ka aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ūrja (ऊर्ज).—[adjective] strong; [masculine] & [feminine] ā = [preceding]

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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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