Utathya; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Utathya (उतथ्य) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Ādiparva of Mahābhārata (66.4), he is the son of sage Aṅgīra, elder brother of Bṛhaṣpati, who obtaining instruction from Kāvya-puruṣa and composed a treatise on Arthaślesa. He also advice the Rājadharma to Mandhata in the Mahābhārata. (Śānti- 9०.91).

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Utathya (उतथ्य):—Brother of Bṛhaspati, who made Manmatā (Utathya’s wife) forcebly pregnant. The child was named Bharadvāja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.20.38)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Utathya (उतथ्य).—General. Son of sage A giras. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Verse 5). He gave advice on subjects of statecraft to King Māndhātā. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 90). He married Soma’s daughter Bhadrā. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 154, Verse 12). Utathya drank up the sea dry. Varuṇa deva had an eye on Soma’s daughter Bhadrā when Utathya married her. Incensed at the marriage, Varuṇa carried Bhadrā off to the sea one day when Utathya was not present. Nārada informed Utathya that it was Varuṇa who stole his wife. Though Nārada, at the request of Utathya, asked Varuṇa to return Bhadrā to the former he did not oblige. Enraged at this Utathya drank up the sea dry. Yet, Varuṇa did not come round. Then Utathya rendered all the lakes of Varuṇa dry. Trembling at this Varuṇa returned Bhadrā to Utathya and prostrated at his feet. He pardoned Varuṇa and gave back the sea to him. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 154). (See full article at Story of Utathya from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Utathya (उतथ्य).—The muni Satyatapas. (See under Satyatapas.)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Utathya (उतथ्य).—The son of Aṅgirasa and Surūpā and father of two sons, Vicitta and Śaradvān; of the Svarociṣa epoch. An incarnation; a contemporary of Māndhātṛ.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 35; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 99; III. 1. 105; 73. 90; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 100, 101.

1b) A Marīci god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 59.

1c) A Ṛṣi by tapas; and a mantrakṛt; a gotrakāra;1 came to see Parīkṣit practising prāyopaveśa.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 93, 104; 196. 4.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 19. 9.

1d) A son of Guhāvāra of the 17th dvāpara;1 a mantrakṛt of the Āṅgirasa branch.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 177.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 90-101.

1e) The eldest brother of Bṛhaspati; wife Mamatā; son, Dīrghatamas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Utathya (उतथ्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Utathya) 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
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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)

Utathya was one of the three sons of the sage Angirasa. His brothers are Samvarthana and Brihaspati. Through his wife Mamata, he has a son named Dhirghatamas

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utathya (उतथ्य).—Name of a son of Aṅgiras and elder brother of Bṛhaspati.

Derivable forms: utathyaḥ (उतथ्यः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utathya (उतथ्य).—m.

(-thyaḥ) The name of a Muni, son of Angiras.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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