Ushmapa, aka: Uṣmapa, Ūṣmapa, Ushma-pa, Ushman-pa, Ūṣmapā; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Uṣmapa and Ūṣmapa and Ūṣmapā can be transliterated into English as Usmapa or Ushmapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ūṣmapā (ऊष्मपा).—A group of Pitṛs (the Manes). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Stanza 30, that these Pitṛs (the manes) live in the palace of Yama.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Uṣmapa (उष्मप).—A class of Pitṛs to be given oblation after bath;1 propitiated every new moon; to them kṛṣṇapakṣa a day and śuklapakṣa a night.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 102. 20; 141. 20; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 100.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 56. 21. 87.

2a) Ūṣmapa (ऊष्मप).—A Pārāśāra clan.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 87.

2b) A class of Pitṛs.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 27. 111; 28. 93.
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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Uṣmapa (उष्मप).—

1) the son of Bhṛgu.

2) the manes; a deceased ancestor.

Derivable forms: uṣmapaḥ (उष्मपः).

Uṣmapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uṣma and pa (प). See also (synonyms): uṣmakapa.

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Ūṣmapa (ऊष्मप).—a. drinking the steam of hot food; Mb.12.284.8. (-paḥ) 1 fire; गुणारणिच्छन्न- चिदुष्मपाय (guṇāraṇicchanna- ciduṣmapāya) Bhāg.8.3.16.

2) a class of manes (pl.). Bg.11.22; अत्रोष्मपाणां देवानां निवासः श्रुयते द्विज (atroṣmapāṇāṃ devānāṃ nivāsaḥ śruyate dvija) Mb.5.19. 2. ('ūṣmapāṇāṃ uṣṇānnabhojinām' iti bhāṣyakāraḥ.)

Derivable forms: ūṣmapaḥ (ऊष्मपः).

Ūṣmapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ūṣman and pa (प).

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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