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Ushmapa, aka: Uṣmapa, Ūṣmapa; 1 Definition(s)

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Ushmapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

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

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

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

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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