Utkala, Utkalā: 9 definitions

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Utkala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Utkala (उत्कल):—One of the sons of Sudyumna (son of Vaivasvata Manu). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa )

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

1c) A son of Sudyumna—Ilā: A Lord of Dakṣiṣiṇāpatha (Utkala kingdom);1 a mantrakṛt.2

  • 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.

1d) A kingdom of Madhyadeśa, noted for Vāmana elephants.1 The people were Utkalas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 42; III. 7. 358; 60. 18; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 17.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 52.

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.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

Purana book cover
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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

utkaḷa (उत्कळ).—f (utkalikā S) Eagerness: also impatience. v .

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utkala (उत्कल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) A porter, one who travels with a burden or load. m.

(-laḥ) 1. A country in the south of India, part of Orissa. 2. A fowler, a bird-catcher. E. ut before and kal to go, ac aff.

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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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