Uttamaka, aka: Uttama-ka; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Uttamaka (उत्तमक).—A Marīci god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 59.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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).

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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