Ushana, aka: Ūṣaṇa, Uśana, Uśanā, Uśānā, Uṣaṇa; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Ushana 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.

The Sanskrit terms Ūṣaṇa and Uśana and Uśanā and Uśānā and Uṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Usana or Ushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Ūṣaṇa (ऊषण):—Another name for Marica (Piper nigrum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Ayurveda book cover
context information

Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

Discover the meaning of ushana or usana in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ushana in Purana glossary... « previous · [U] · next »

1a) Uśana (उशन).—A son of Dharma. Performed a hundred aśvamedha sacrifices. Father of Rucaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 34.

1b) The son of Bhava and Dhātrī (Oṣā, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 10. 77; Vāyu-purāṇa 27. 50.

1c) A son of Suyajña, and a performer of 100 aśvamedhas; father of Marutta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 23-4; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 23.

1d) The preceptor of the Daityas and Asuras;1 on Śiśumāracakra;2 disciple of the father of Bṛhaspati and leader of a side of Soma (Pārṣṇi);3 father of Devayānī; by his curse Yayātī could not enjoy his youth to the full and hence requested his sons to give their youth in exchange for his old age.4 Praised Amarakaṇṭakakṣetra;5 a sage;6 see śukra.

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 3. 5; 62. 80; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 74.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 23. 7.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 90. 30.
  • 4) 65. 84; 93. 30; 103. 59.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 14.
  • 6) Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 85; 59. 90.

1e) A son of Gokarṇa, the avatār of the 16th dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 173.

1f) The son of Pṛthuśravas, performed 100 aśvamedhas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 23.

1g) The planet Venus above Budha; above is Aṅgāraka.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 7. 7-8.

1h) The Vedavyāsa of the third dvāpara;1 an author on nītiśāstra;2 on the efficacy of tapas;3 jealous of Bṛhaspati joined Candra in the Tārakāmaya war and acted as Pārṣṇigrāha.4

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 12.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 19. 26.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 12. 98-103.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 12.

1i) The son of Pṛthutama; he performed 100 aśvamedhas; father of Śitapu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 8-9.

2) Uśanā (उशना).—(ruśanā-Burnouf)—one of the queens of Rudra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uśana (उशन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.38) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Uśana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of ushana or usana in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Uśana (उशन) is the name of a deity who received the Pārameśvarāgama from Śrīdevī through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The pārameśvara-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Uśana obtained the Pārameśvarāgama from Śrīdevī who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Uśana in turn, transmitted it to through divya-sambandha to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Pārameśvarāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Shaivism book cover
context information

Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

Discover the meaning of ushana or usana in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

usaṇa (उसण).—f Sharp lancinating or shooting pain (in the trunk of the body). v bhara, nigha, cāla. These words apply not to pains in the Belly or Limbs. See kaḷa, tiḍīka, kaṇaka, dhamaka.

--- OR ---

usaṇā (उसणा).—See usanavāra &c.

--- OR ---

usanā (उसना).—a Borrowed or lent--money without interest, or articles to be returned, or to be repaid in kind. 2 Used fig. of a slack, lukewarm, indifferent servant or workman (he seeming to conceive of himself as belonging elsewhere, and as lent for a season): used also of his service or work: also of cold or unconcerned speech. usanēṃ ghēṇēṃ-ugaviṇēṃ-phēḍaṇēṃ To take revenge of; to pay off or repay. usanī gōṣṭa sāṅgaṇēṃ To tell another to do what we can do ourselves.

--- OR ---

usāṇa (उसाण).—n C Extraordinary flow of the sea (as at the equinoxes or change of moon): also a sudden swelling and overflowing of a river.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

usaṇa (उसण).—f Sharp lancinating or shooting pain.

--- OR ---

usanā (उसना).—a Borrowed or lent. Of cold speech. usaṇēṃ ghēṇēṃ-ugaviṇēṃ-phēḍaṇēṃ Take revenge of, repay.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of ushana or usana in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uśanā (उशना).—ind. Ved. Joyfully, willingly.

--- OR ---

Uśānā (उशाना).—Ved.

1) Wish, desire,

2) The plant from which Soma juice is produced.

3) Name of a wife of Rudra.

--- OR ---

Uṣaṇa (उषण).—

1) Black pepper.

2) Ginger.

3) The root Piper Longum.

-ṇā Piper Longum.

2) Piper Chaba (cavika).

3) Dried ginger.

Derivable forms: uṣaṇam (उषणम्).

--- OR ---

Ūṣaṇa (ऊषण).—

1) The plant Plumbago Zeylanica (citraka).

-ṇam, -ṇā 1 Black pepper.

2) Ginger.

Derivable forms: ūṣaṇaḥ (ऊषणः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of ushana or usana in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 21 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Ibhoshana
Ibhoṣaṇā (इभोषणा).—a kind of aromatic plant, Scindapsus officinalis गजपिप्पली (gajapippalī) (Ma...
Caturushana
Caturuṣaṇa (चतुरुषण).—the four hot spices, i. e. black pepper, long pepper, dry ginger, and the...
Bhava
Bhava (भव).—m. (-vaḥ) 1. Being, existing, the self-support of something already produced. 2. Bi...
Shukra
Śukra (शुक्र).—m. (-kraḥ) 1. The planet Venus or its regent, the son of Bhrigu, and preceptor o...
Marica
Marīca (मरीच) refers to “pepper”, which forms a preferable constituent for a great offering, ac...
Kanaka
Kanaka (कनक).—m. (in Sanskrit gold, only nt.), (1) gold: LV 165.9 dhana-maṇi-kanakāḥ, acc. pl.,...
Ushanas
Uśanas (उशनस्).—m. (-nāḥ) A name of Sukra, regent of the planet Venus. E. vas to wish, kanasi U...
Kavya
Kavya (कव्य).—n. (-vyaṃ) An oblation or offering of food to deceased ancestors. E. ku to sound ...
Shukracarya
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य) is the name of a ancient authority on the science of Sanskrit metrics ...
Ushna
Uṣṇa (उष्ण, “hot”) refers to one of the eight kinds of Vīrya (potency), representing characteri...
Dharmashastra
Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र).—The importance of ethics and ethical values (nītiśāstra) is highlig...
Dhamaka
Dhamaka (धमक).—m. (-kaḥ) A blacksmith. E. dhmā to blow, (the forge.) kvun Unadi aff. dhamādeśaś...
Vedavyasa
Vedavyāsa (वेदव्यास).—m. (-saḥ) The Muni Vyasa. E. veda the Vedas, vi and āṅ severally, before ...
Parshnigraha
Pārṣṇigrāha (पार्ष्णिग्राह).—m. (-haḥ) 1. An enemy in the rear. 2. A commander in the rear of h...
Shridevi
Śrīdevī (श्रीदेवी) is the name of a deity who was imparted with the knowledge of the Pārameśvar...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: