Uttamaka, Uttama-ka: 2 definitions
Uttamaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Uttamaka (उत्तमक).—A Marīci god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 59.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Uttamaka (उत्तमक).—Name of Viṣṇu, क उत्तमश्लोक- गुणानुवादात् पुमान् विरज्येत विना पशुघ्नात् (ka uttamaśloka- guṇānuvādāt pumān virajyeta vinā paśughnāt) Bhāg.1.1.4.
Derivable forms: uttamakaḥ (उत्तमकः).
Uttamaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttama and ka (क).
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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 1 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (a) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]