Utkarsha, Utkarṣa: 16 definitions


Utkarsha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Utkarṣa can be transliterated into English as Utkarsa or Utkarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ktkarsh.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष) is a Sanskrit technical term, referring to the “activated/advantageous state” of the elements (mahābhūtas) in a substance. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Buddhist philosophy

Source: Google Books: A History of Indian Logic (Buddhist Philosophy)

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष) or Utkarṣasamā refers to “balancing the excess” and represents one of the various kinds of Jāti (“analogue” or “far-fetched analogy”) (in debate), according to Upāyakauśalyahṛdaya, an ancient work on the art of debate composed by Bodhisattva Nāgārjuna.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Utkarṣa.—(CII 1), used in the sense of utkṛṣṭa. Note: utkarṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—m (S) Excellence; the state of abounding in any valuable possession or good quality; prosperous or flourishing condition. 2 Abundance, plentifulness, copiousness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—m Prosperity. Excellence. Plenti- fulness.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—a.

1) Superior, eminent.

2) Much, abundant

3) Exaggerated, boastful.

4) Attractive.

-rṣaḥ 1 Pulling off or upwards, drawing or pulling up; चरणोत्कर्षै- र्दारयन्निव मेदिनीम् (caraṇotkarṣai- rdārayanniva medinīm) Rām.3.56.29.

2) Elevation, eminence, rise, prosperity; निनीषुः कुलमुत्कर्षम् (ninīṣuḥ kulamutkarṣam) Manusmṛti 4.244,9.24.

3) Increase, abundance, excess; पञ्चानामपि भूतानामुत्कर्षं पुपुषुर्गुणाः (pañcānāmapi bhūtānāmutkarṣaṃ pupuṣurguṇāḥ) R.4.11.

4) Excellence, highest merit, glory; उत्कर्षः स च धन्विनां यदिषवः सिध्यन्ति लक्ष्ये चले (utkarṣaḥ sa ca dhanvināṃ yadiṣavaḥ sidhyanti lakṣye cale) Ś.2.5.

5) Selfconceit, boasting.

6) Joy, pleasure.

7) Postponement (of some detail or details at a vikṛtiyāga) i. e. performing them at a later stage; तदादि उत्कर्षे तदन्तमपकर्षे स्यात् (tadādi utkarṣe tadantamapakarṣe syāt) ŚB. on MS.5.1.24.

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

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—mfn.

(-rṣaḥ-rṣā-rṣaṃ) 1. Superior, eminent. 2. Much, excessive. 3. Attractive, drawing. m.

(-rṣaḥ) 1. Excellence, eminence. 2. Excess. 3. Increase. 4. Pulling, pulling up or to. E. ut much, kṛṣ to mark ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—i. e. ud-kṛṣ + a, I. adj. Boasting. Ii. m. 1. Excess, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 192, 21. 2. Distinction, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 38. 3. Exaltation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 42; an exalted rank, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 244.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष).—[adjective] haughty. [masculine] elevation, increase, eminence, ascendency, superiority, excess, abundance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष):—[=ut-karṣa] a etc. See ut-kṛṣ.

2) [=ut-karṣa] [from ut-kṛṣ] b mfn. superior, eminent

3) [v.s. ...] much, excessive, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] exaggerated, boastful, [Yājñavalkya]

4) [v.s. ...] attractive

5) [v.s. ...] m. pulling upwards, drawing, pulling

6) [v.s. ...] elevation, increase, rising to something better, prosperity

7) [v.s. ...] excellence, eminence, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] excess, abundance

9) [v.s. ...] self-conceit

10) [v.s. ...] boasting, [Yājñavalkya]

11) [v.s. ...] excepting, omitting [commentator or commentary] on [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

12) [v.s. ...] putting off, delaying, [Nyāyamālā-vistara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष):—(rṣaḥ) 1. m. Excellence. a. Much.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ukkaḍḍha, Ukkassa, Ukkosa.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Utkarṣa (उत्कर्ष) [Also spelled ktkarsh]:—(nm) exaltation, excellence; eminence; prosperity; hence ~[ka; utkarṣī] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Utkarṣa (ಉತ್ಕರ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; elevation; greatness; celebrity; eminence.

2) [noun] excellence; highest merit.

3) [noun] prosperous condition; good fortune, wealth, success, etc.; prosperity.

4) [noun] (in yogic exercises) a kind of controlled breathing.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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