Uttanapada, aka: Uttānapāda, Uttana-pada; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—One of the two sons of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa (the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—A King. He was the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, the son of Brahmā. Svāyambhuva Manu had two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda. (Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 8). A son named Uttama was born to Uttānapāda by his wife Suruci. Uttānapāda had another wife called Sunīti. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 11). See under Dhruva.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—Son of Svāyambhuva Manu and Śatarūpā: Brother Priyavrata. Father of Dhruva,1 a devotee of Hari. Aṃśa of Vāsudeva.2 Had two queens Sunīti and Suruci. The former's son was Dhruva, and the latter's Uttama. Suruci and her son were more beloved of the king. Once when Dhruva ascended his father's lap, Suruci scolded him and asked him to propitiate god to be born of her. Heard that his child of five had gone to the forest with his mother, from Nārada, and regretted his action. Was assured by the sage that he would return with glory to his line.3 Obliged to Hari.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 55; 14. 5; 21. 2; IV. 1. 9. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 57; II. 9. 41; 29. 63; 30. 39; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 34; 143. 38; Vāyu-purāṇa I. 66, 123; 10. 16; 52. 92; 57. 57; 104. 122.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 8. 7.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 8. 8-13, 65-69. Matsya-purāṇa 125. 5; 127. 22. Vāyu-purāṇa 51. 6.
  • 4) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 21. 28; 31. 26; V. 17. 2.

1b) A son of Atri in the Cākṣuṣa Manu line; wife Sūnṛtā, a daughter of Dharma. Had four sons and two daughters.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 84-90; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 72.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—The king who was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu and the father of Dhruva Mahārāja.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—a. with extended legs (children). (-daḥ) 1 Name of a king, father of Dhruva.

2) the Supreme Spirit. °जः (jaḥ) Name of Dhruva, the polar star.

Uttānapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttāna and pāda (पाद).

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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