Ushiraka, Uśīraka, Uṣīraka: 5 definitions



Ushiraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Uśīraka and Uṣīraka can be transliterated into English as Usiraka or Ushiraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Uśīraka (उशीरक) is the name of a mountain mentioned in the Nīlmatapurāṇa.—Uśīraka, according to the Nīlamata (verse 966), is located in Dārva country and, therefore, may be identified with some hill of Siwalik range to the south of Kaśmīra. Uśīradhvaja of the Vinaya texts, Uśīragiri of the Divyāvadāna, Uśīnara of the Pāli literature and Uśīnaragiri of the Kathāsaritsāgara which are regarded by B.G. Law as designations of one and the same mountain, may be identical with Uśīraka mentioned in the Nīlamata. A hill to the north of Kanakhala is still known as Uśīragiri.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uśīraka (उशीरक) or Uṣīraka (उषीरक).—The fragrant root of the plant Andropogon Muricatus (variṇamūla, Mar. kāḷāvāḷā); स्तनन्यस्तोशीरम् (stananyastośīram) Ś.3.9.

-rī A sort of grass, a small sort of Saccharum.

Derivable forms: uśīrakam (उशीरकम्), uṣīrakam (उषीरकम्).

See also (synonyms): uśīra.

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

Uśīraka (उशीरक):—[from uśat] n. the above root, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Ushiraka 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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