Utkala, aka: Utkalā; 7 Definition(s)
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Utkala (उत्कल):—One of the sons of Sudyumna (son of Vaivasvata Manu). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa )(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Utkala (उत्कल).—A place in India where people lived in safety. Karṇa conquered this place. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 8). Utkala is believed to be modern Orissa.
2) Utkala (उत्कल).—Son of Vaivasvata Manu. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 31).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Utkala (उत्कल).—A son of Dhruva by Ilā; a jīvanmukta; did not like the throne or the kingdom but gave himself up entirely to penance.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 10. 2; 13. 6-10.
1b) An asura, and a follower of Vṛtra in his battle with Indra. Took part in the Devāsura war between Bali and Indra, and fought with Māṭṛs or mother goddesses.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 10. 20; VIII. 10. 21 & 33.
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1. 41; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 60. 18; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 240; 85. 19.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 103.
1e) The Vindhya tribes.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 132; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 54; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 63.
1f) The state over which Utkala ruled.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 85. 19; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 60. 18.
2) Utkalā (उत्कला).—The queen of Samrāṭ, and mother of Marīci.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 15.
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.
Utkala (उत्कल) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Modern Orissa, which is the northern part of the Kaliṅga country. The river Vaitaranī forms its northern boundary.(Source): Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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’.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Utkala (उत्कल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.39, VIII.17.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Utkala) 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
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
utkaḷa (उत्कळ).—f (utkalikā S) Eagerness: also impatience. v yē.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Utkala (उत्कल).—a. Excessive, piteous; K.36.
-laḥ 1 Name of a country, the modern Orissa, or the inhabitants of that country (pl.); जगन्नाथप्रान्तदेश उत्कलः परिकीर्तितः (jagannāthaprāntadeśa utkalaḥ parikīrtitaḥ); see ओड्र (oḍra); उत्कलादर्शितपथः (utkalādarśitapathaḥ) R.4.38.
2) A fowler, bird-catcher.
3) A porter (carrying a load with him).
4) A subdivision of Brāhmaṇas.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.206 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.1.160 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 60 - The progeny of Vaivasvata Manu < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 7 - Different dynasties enumerated < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 13 - Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Maharaja < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and Vrtrasura < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]