Utkarika, aka: Utkarikā, Utkārikā; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Utkarikā (उत्करिका) refers to a kind of sweetmeat (made with milk, treacle, and ghee). This, together with boiled rice, is to be offered to various gods during the ceremony of the ‘consecration of the mattavāraṇī’, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.40-44.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Utkarikā (उत्करिका).—A sort of sweetmeat made with milk, treacle, and ghee.

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Utkārikā (उत्कारिका).—[kṝ-ṇvul] Poultice.

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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