Utkrishta, Utkṛṣṭa, Utkṛṣṭā: 14 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Utkṛṣṭa and Utkṛṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Utkrsta or Utkrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Utkrasht.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट) refers to the “rising” (of meteors), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] At the same time, several phenomena of evil portent forboding misery and distress happened, when the son of Varāṅgī was born making the gods miserable. O dear, the phenomena of three varieties indicating great calamity and terrifying the worlds occurred in the sky, heaven and earth. I shall narrate them. With a terrifying noise, thunderbolts fell along with comets; shooting meteors rose up [i.e., utkṛṣṭa], making the world miserable. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Utkṛṣṭā (उत्कृष्टा).—A daughter of Khaśa, after whom came the autkārṣṭeya gaṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 138.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट, “best”) or Uttama refers to a classification of a śrāvaka (laymen), based on his progress through the pratimās, according to Āśādhara. Uttama refers to the tenth and eleventh pratimās, also known as a Bhikṣuka.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट).—a (S) Excellent, best, superlatively good.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट).—a Excellent, best.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट).—p. p.
1) Drawn up or out, raised, elevated; दस्यूत्कृष्टा जनपदाः (dasyūtkṛṣṭā janapadāḥ) Bhāgavata 12.3.32.
3) Excellent, eminent, superior, best, highest; Manusmṛti 5.163, 7.126,8.281; बल° (bala°) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.36 superior in strength; so ज्ञान° गुण° (jñāna° guṇa°), &c.
4) Much, excessive, very great, increased; जिह्वालौल्य° (jihvālaulya°) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.
5) Tilled; ploughed.
6) Scratched; ऐरावतविषाणाग्रैरुत्कृष्टकिणवक्षसम् (airāvataviṣāṇāgrairutkṛṣṭakiṇavakṣasam) Rām.6.4.5.
7) Plucked, cut out,; उत्कृष्टपर्णकमला (utkṛṣṭaparṇakamalā) Rām.5.19.15 ('utkṛṣṭāni truṭitāni parṇāni yasyāḥ sā' iti ṭīkā).
8) Attracted; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.59.1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Excellent, eminent. 2. Superior, best. 3. Much, most, excessive. 4. Drawn, attracted. E. ut before kṛṣ to drag, kta aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट).—[adjective] drawn out, lifted, raised, high, eminent by (—°); [abstract] tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट):—[=ut-kṛṣṭa] [from ut-kṛṣ] mfn. (opposed to apa-kṛṣṭa and ava-kṛṣṭa), drawn up or out
2) [v.s. ...] attracted
3) [v.s. ...] extracted
4) [v.s. ...] taking a high position
5) [v.s. ...] excellent, eminent
6) [v.s. ...] superior, best
7) [v.s. ...] (ifc. e.g. jñānotkṛṣṭa mfn. eminent in knowledge)
8) [v.s. ...] much, most, excessive, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a.] Best; most; drawn, attracted.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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 (even English!). 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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Utkṛṣṭa (उत्कृष्ट) [Also spelled utkrasht]:—(a) excellent; eminent, outstanding; superior; ~[tā] excellence; eminence; superiority.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] drawn up or out.
2) [adjective] excelling another or others in quality or merit; excellent; exquisite.
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Utkṛṣṭa (ಉತ್ಕೃಷ್ಟ):—[noun] a drawing back of the string of a bow before shooting an arrow.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+23): Utkrishtabhuma, Ukkosa, Utkrishtavedana, Utkrishtata, Ukkittha, Utkrishtopadhita, Ukkala, Utkrishtatva, Apakrishta, Gunotkrishta, Ukkusa, Utkirana, Vijotkrishta, Autkarshteya, Ukkarisiya, Atyutkrishta, Utkrishtataraka, Utsrishta, Paradharmma, Utkrasht.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 8.15 - The maximum duration of the deluding karma (mohanīya) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.2.157 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XI, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Eleventh Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa II, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Second Kāṇḍa]
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Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 1.5 - From Hemacandrācārya (Hemachandra) to Ācārya Tulsi < [Chapter 1 - The Jain Yoga Tradition—A Historical Review]
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