Uttanapada, Uttana-pada, Uttānapāda: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Uttanapada in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद) is one of the two sons of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] He (Svāyambhuva Manu) begot of her (Śatarūpā) two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti, all of them very famous. [...] Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद) is the name of one of the two sons of Manu-svāyaṃbhuva and Śatarūpā, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] By penance Śatarūpā got Manu as her husband. As a result two sons—Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and two daughters—Ākūti and Prasūti were born.

Uttānapāda’s son was Dhruva who achieved the highest place of worshipping Nārāyaṇa. Dhruva had four sons—Sṛṣṭi, Dhanya, Harya and Śaṃbhu; they all were Vaiṣṇavas.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uttanapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A prince, son of Swayambhu the Menu. 2. One of the stars of the little bear, (Ursi minoris.)

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

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद):—[=ut-tāna-pāda] [from ut-tāna > ut-tan] m. the star Β in the little bear (personified as son of Vīra or Manu Svāyambhuva and father of Dhruva), [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] etc.

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

Uttānapāda (उत्तानपाद):—(daḥ) 1. m. Name of a prince; a star in the little bear.

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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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