Utkarsha, aka: Utkarṣa; 6 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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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 Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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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) Ms.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: DDSA: The practical 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: 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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