Utpata, aka: Utpāta, Utpaṭa, Utpāṭa; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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) Mb.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; Māl.9.48.

Derivable forms: utpātaḥ (उत्पातः).

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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