Uttarabhadrapada, Uttara-bhadrapada, Uttarabhādrapadā: 9 definitions


Uttarabhadrapada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Uttarabhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा):—Name for a particular section of the ecliptic. It is also known as Uttarabhādrapadā-nakṣatra. Nakṣatra means “Lunar mansion” and corresponds to a specific region of the sky through which the moon passes each day. Uttarabhādrapadā means “the second of the blessed feet” and is associated with the deity known as Ahirbudhnya (Water dragon). The presiding Lord of this lunar house is Śani (Saturn).

Indian zodiac: |3°20'| – |16°40' Mīna|
Mīna (मीन, “fish”) corresponds with Pisces.

Western zodiac: |29°20' Pisces| – |12°40' Aries|
Pisces corresponds with Mīna (मीन, “fish”) and Aries corresponds with Meṣa (मेष, “ram”).

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Uttarabhadrapadā (उत्तरभद्रपदा) refers to one of the twenty-seven constellations (nakṣatra) according to according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Uttarabhadrapadā is the Sanskrit equivalent of Chinese Pi, Tibetan Khrums-smad and modern Pegsi (Andromedae).

Uttarabhadrapadā is classified in the second group: “The moon revolves around the earth in 28 days. If the moon enters one of the six following constellations (e.g., Uttarabhadrapadā), then at that moment the earth trembles as if it would collapse and this trembling extends as far as the Nāgas. Then there is no more rain, the rivers dry up, the year is bad for grain, the emperor (T’ien tseu) is cruel and the great ministers are unjust”.

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Uttarabhadrapadā (उत्तरभद्रपदा) is the name of a Nakṣatra mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Uttarabhadrapadā] with a group of kingdoms for the sake of protection and prosperity.

The Uttarabhadrapadānakṣatra and Pūrvabhadrapadānakṣatra  comprises the following realms:

  1. Heou-man-t'o (Homanda?),
  2. Chö-man-t'o (Śamanda?),
  3. T'eou-mo-kia (Dhumaka?),
  4. Tch'eou-mo-kia (Jumaka?),
  5. Kien-cha-p'o (Kaṃsava?),
  6. Kieou-tche (Kuci or Kuṭi?),
  7. Po-tch'a-li (Pukṣari?),
  8. Tö-tch'a-che-lo (Takṣaśilā),
  9. P'o-mi-p'o[so]-li (Vamivari or Vamisari?),
  10. Po-t'o-po-ti (Padapati?),
  11. Yeou-mop-tch'a (Umakṣa or Umakṣe?),
  12. Po-so-to-meou-li-mo (Pasatamurima?),
  13. P'o-lou-kia-tchö (Bharukaccha),
  14. P'o-lo-po-ti (Varapati?).
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Uttarābhādrapadā (उत्तराभाद्रपदा) refers to the twenty-sixth of the 28 nakṣatras (“constellations”) of the zodiac, as commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—The nakṣatras are described collectively in the dharmadhātuvāgīśvara-maṇḍala of the Niṣpannayogāvalī. In this maṇḍala the nakṣatras are given one face and two arms, which are clasped against the chest in the añjalimudrā:—“the deities [viz., Uttarābhādrapadā] are decked in bejewelled jackets and they all show the añjali-mudrā”.—In colour, however, they differ. [viz., Uttarābhādrapadā is given the colour yellow].

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uttarābhādrapadā (उत्तराभाद्रपदा).—f (S) The twenty-sixth lunar mansion.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uttarabhādrapada (उत्तरभाद्रपद) or Uttarabhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा).—

1) the 26 th lunar mansion consisting of two stars (figured by a couch).

2) Name of a plant (Mar. kaḍuniṃba).

Uttarabhādrapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).

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

1) Uttarabhadrapadā (उत्तरभद्रपदा):—[=uttara-bhadrapadā] [from uttara > ut-tama] f. Name of a lunar mansion (cf. bhādrapadā.)

2) Uttarabhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा):—[=uttara-bhādrapadā] [from uttara > ut-tama] f. Name of a lunar mansion (cf. bhādrapadā.)

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Uttarabhadrapada in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uttarābhādrapada (ಉತ್ತರಾಭಾದ್ರಪದ):—[noun] = ಉತ್ತರಾಭಾದ್ರೆ [uttarabhadre].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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