Urmila, Urmilā, Ūrmilā: 9 definitions


Urmila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ūrmilā (ऊर्मिला).—Lakṣmaṇa married Ūrmilā, the daughter of King Janaka and the sister of Sītā. When Lakṣmaṇa went to the forest with Śrī Rāma and Sītā, Ūrmilā remained in Ayodhyā. After the forest life, Śrī Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa returned with Sītā. When Śrī Rāma was ruling over the country, two sons were born to Lakṣmaṇa by Ūrmilā. The elder son was named Takṣaka and the second was given the name Chatraketu. At the instruction of Śrī Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa went to the Eastern sea and killed the foresters there and built there a city called Agatī. Takṣaka was made the King of Agatī. Lakṣmaṇa then went to the western sea and killed the Barbarians there and built a city called Candramatī and made Chatraketu the King of that city. Being punished by Śrī Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa drowned himself in the river Sarayū. (See under Lakṣmaṇa). After that Ūrmilā jumped into a pile of fire and reached the world of Viṣṇu. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

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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

Urmila belonged to the royal house of Mithila. She is the wife of Laxmana, the brother of Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Urmilā (उर्मिला): Second daughter of Janaka; bestowed on Lakshmana.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūrmilā (ऊर्मिला).—Name of the wife of Lakṣmaṇa; पार्थिवीमुदवहद् रघूद्वहो लक्ष्मणस्तदनुजामथोर्मिलाम् (pārthivīmudavahad raghūdvaho lakṣmaṇastadanujāmathormilām) R.11.54.

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

Ūrmilā (ऊर्मिला).—[feminine] a woman’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Urmilā (उर्मिला):—= ūrmilā q.v.

2) Ūrmilā (ऊर्मिला):—f. Name of several women, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

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Urmila 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ūrmila (ऊर्मिल) [Also spelled urmil]:—(a) wavy; undulating/undulatory.

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