Utpata, Utpāta, Utpaṭa, Utpāṭa, Uṭpaṭa: 25 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Utpāta (उत्पात).—Evil portents, at birth of Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu;1 a list furnished;2 may be of earth, atmosphere or divya; counteracted by propitiatory ceremonies.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 17. 3-15.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 163. 38-52.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa Chapters 228-238.
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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: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Utpāta (उत्पात), son of Aryaman, is the name of a Vidyādhara who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... thereupon Śrutaśarman came himself, with four great warriors of mighty force, named Mahaugha, Ārohaṇa, Utpāta and Vetravat, the sons respectively of Tvaṣṭṛ, Bhaga, Aryaman and Pūṣan, born in the house of the four Vidyādhara kings, Citrapada and others, that ruled over mount Malaya. And Śrutaśarman himself, blinded with furious anger, was the fifth, and they all fought against Prabhāsa and his two companions”.

The story of Utpāta was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Utpāta, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Utpāta (उत्पात):—Natural calamities – are of 3 types celestial, mundane and atmospheric weeping of idoles, appearance of magical cots etc. Mundane are earth quakes etc while falling of stars etc are atmospheric. These are also considerd as cause of pestilence.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Utpāta (उत्पात) refers to “various abnormal phenomena”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. [...] It also treats of the prediction of events from the flight of the kañjana and from the appearance of various abnormal phenomena [i.e., utpāta], of expiatory ceremonies; of miscellaneous planetary phenomena; of ghṛta-kambala; of the royal sword; of paṭa; of the features of a house cock, a cow, a sheep, a horse, an elephant, a man and a woman. It also treats of the treatment of women; of moles in the body; of injuries to shoes and clothes; of hairy fans; of walking sticks: of beds and seats; of lamplight; of tooth brush and the like”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Utpāta (उत्पात) refers to “great calamities”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.106cd-109]—“The [Mantrin] is to perform the lustration in order to secure prosperity of the king and in the kingdom when the king is touched by the power of death, when [the king], his sons, or his country are marked by signs of death, etc., when Brahmins [and others] are [in danger] in all directions [i.e., in the capital and elsewhere], with the danger of loss of rice crops, grain, fruit, roots and water, and in times of famine, disease and great calamities (utpātautpāteṣu mahatsu ca). After sacrificing as before, the [Mantrin] should perform the water pot consecration”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Utpāta (उत्पात) refers to “calamity”, according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha asked Bhuśuṇḍa: “O wise one, how do you remain free from affliction at the end of [the world's] duration, when the winds of calamity (utpāta-vāyu) are carrying [everything] away and the suns are falling [from the sky] along with the moon?”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Utpāta (उत्पात) refers to “natural calamities” (requiring pacifying ceremonies), as discussed in the nineteenth chapter of the Īśvarasaṃhitā (printed edition), a Pāñcarātra work in 8200 verses and 24 chapters dealing with topics such as routines of temple worship, major and minor festivals, temple-building and initiation.—Description of the chapter [prāyaścittavidhi]: [...] When an idol and/or the temple is defiled by one way or another, certain ceremonies are required for divine satisfaction (129-258a). When natural calamities [utpāta] come, or even threatening signs appear, again specific instructions are given for performing pacifying ceremonies (258b-298). When a mistake in daily pūjā or in utsava-ceremonies occurs, this must be rectified—whether it be because of defilement by persons, mistakes in liturgy, omission of mantras, etc. (299-743).

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Utpāta (उत्पात) refers to “unusual events” and represents one of the eight divisions of Nimittaśāstra (“science of omens”), possibly corresponding to “the eight divisions of the science of omens” (aṣṭādhikaraṇīgrantha), according to chapter 2.6 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—(Cf. Uttarādhyayana with Kamalasaṃyama’s commentary 31. 19, pp. 506-7).—See Rājendra, aṭṭhaṅgaṇimitta; Sūtrakṛtāṅga 2.2. 25; Pravacanasāroddhāra 1405-09, p. 410.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Utpāta.—(EI 33), unusual phenomenon. Note: utpāta 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 mythology, zoology, 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

utpāta (उत्पात).—m (S) A portent: also any natural prodigy or striking phenomenon (as an earthquake, a comet, a meteor). 2 fig. Ravage, havoc, devastation (as of marauders): mischievous or trouble- some pranks (as of children): revelry or riotous doings gen.

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

utpāta (उत्पात).—m A portent. Ravage. Revelry or riotous doings.

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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

Utpaṭa (उत्पट).—Sap issuing from the cleft of a tree. त्वच एवास्य रुधिरं प्रस्यन्दि त्वच उत्पटः (tvaca evāsya rudhiraṃ prasyandi tvaca utpaṭaḥ) Bṛ. Up.3.9.28.

Derivable forms: utpaṭaḥ (उत्पटः).

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Utpāṭa (उत्पाट).—

1) Uprooting, eradication, destroying root and branch.

2) A disease of the external ear.

Derivable forms: utpāṭaḥ (उत्पाटः).

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Utpata (उत्पत).—A bird.

Derivable forms: utpataḥ (उत्पतः).

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Utpāta (उत्पात).—

1) Flying up, a spring, jump; एकोत्पातेन (ekotpātena) at one jump; एकोत्पातेन ते लङ्कामेष्यन्ति हरियूथपाः (ekotpātena te laṅkāmeṣyanti hariyūthapāḥ) Rām.5.39. 4.

2) Rebounding, rising up (fig. also); करनिहतकन्दुक- समाः पातोत्पाता मनुष्याणाम् (karanihatakanduka- samāḥ pātotpātā manuṣyāṇām) H.1. v. l. Upward jolt; विचलन् प्रथमोत्पाते हयानां भरतर्षभ (vicalan prathamotpāte hayānāṃ bharatarṣabha) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.168.4.

3) portent, any portentous or unusual phenomenon boding calamity; उत्पातेन ज्ञापिते च (utpātena jñāpite ca) Vārt.. on P.I.4.44. Sk. °जलधरः (jaladharaḥ) K.111,287; Ve.1.22; सापि सुकुमारसुभगेत्युत्पातपरंपरा केयम् (sāpi sukumārasubhagetyutpātaparaṃparā keyam) K. P.1; Mv.1.37.

4) Any public calamity (as an eclipse, earthquake &c.); a calamity (in general); अघर्मात्तु महोत्पातो भविष्यति हि सांप्रतम् (agharmāttu mahotpāto bhaviṣyati hi sāṃpratam) Rām.5.26.32. °केतु (ketu) K.5; °धूमलेखा (dhūmalekhā) Ketu; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.48.

Derivable forms: utpātaḥ (उत्पातः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Utpāta (उत्पात).—m. (or °taka, m., or upādu, m.; = Sanskrit utpātaka, Mbh 18.44, AMg. uppāyaga, [Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary] 5.15; compare Pali uppāṭaka, an insect), flea; three variants, upāduḥ Mahāvyutpatti 4858, utpātaḥ 4859, °takaḥ 4860; Mironov utpāta- kaḥ, v.l. utpātaḥ only; Tibetan lji ba, or khyi śig, both flea. With the form upādu may be compared Sanskrit Lex. (Trik.) upādika, some sort of insect.

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

Utpata (उत्पत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A bird. 2. Going upwards, or up. E. ut up, and pata who goes, from pat to go, and ac aff.

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Utpāṭa (उत्पाट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. Pulling up by the roots. 2. Destroying. E. ut up, paṭ to go, causal from, ghañ aff.

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Utpāta (उत्पात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A portent, some natural prodigy or phœnomenon. 2. Any public calamity, as an eclipse, a meteor, an earthquake, &c. E. ut accidentally, pat to happen, and ghañ aff.

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

Utpāta (उत्पात).—i. e. ud-pat + a, m. 1. A jump, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 53, 25. 2. A portent, Mahābhārata 1, 8287; an omen, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 50.

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

Utpāta (उत्पात).—[masculine] flying up, jump; sudden and unusual event, portent, phenomenon.

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

1) Utpaṭa (उत्पट):—[=ut-paṭa] [from ut-paṭ] m. sap issuing from the cleft of a tree, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv, 6, 9, 31.]

2) Utpāṭa (उत्पाट):—[=ut-pāṭa] [from ut-paṭ] m. pulling up by the roots, destroying, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a disease of the external ear, [Suśruta ii, 149, 10 and 17] ([Boehtlingk & Roth’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch]; See ut-pāta).

4) Utpata (उत्पत):—[=ut-pata] [from ut-pat] m. ‘flying upwards’, a bird, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Utpāta (उत्पात):—[=ut-pāta] [from ut-pat] m. flying up, jumping up

6) [v.s. ...] a spring, jump, [Mahābhārata; Caraka]

7) [v.s. ...] rising, arising, [Hitopadeśa]

8) [v.s. ...] a sudden event, unexpected appearance

9) [v.s. ...] an unusual or startling event boding calamity

10) [v.s. ...] a portent, prodigy, phenomenon

11) [v.s. ...] any public calamity (as an earthquake, meteor etc.), [Atharva-veda xix, 9, 7; Mahābhārata; Gopatha-brāhmaṇa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Raghuvaṃśa; Suśruta; Pañcatantra] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] a disease of the external ear (erroneously for ut-pāṭa above, [Boehtlingk & Roth’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch])

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

1) Utpata (उत्पत):—[utpa+ta] (taḥ) 1. m. A bird; going up.

2) Utpāṭa (उत्पाट):—[utpā+ṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. Plucking up.

3) Utpāta (उत्पात):—[utpā+ta] (taḥ) 1. m. A portent.

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

Utpaṭa (उत्पट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uppaḍa, Uppaya, Uppāḍa, Uppāya, Upphāla.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Utpāta (उत्पात) [Also spelled utpat]:—(nf) mischief, confusion, nuisance; ~[] mischievous, miscreant; naughty.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Utpaṭa (ಉತ್ಪಟ):—

1) [noun] a tearing out by roots; uprooting; eradication.

2) [noun] the sticky sap issuing from the cleft of a tree.

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Utpāṭa (ಉತ್ಪಾಟ):—[noun] = ಉತ್ಪಾಟನ [utpatana].

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Utpāta (ಉತ್ಪಾತ):—

1) [noun] a flying high; a jumping up.

2) [noun] any unusual phenomenon that is believed to portend an impending danger or calamity.

3) [noun] any inauspicious omen.

4) [noun] a person or a thing, that would cause a calamity.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Uṭpaṭa (உட்பட) [uṭ-paṭa] adverb < idem. +. Together with, inclusive of; உள்ளாக. நாடும் பொய்கையு முட்பட வுரைத்தனன். [ullaga. nadum poykaiyu mudpada vuraithanan.] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1216.)

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