Uttarapantha, Uttarapanthā: 3 definitions
Uttarapantha means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Uttarapanthā (उत्तरपन्था).—The road to Heaven; also uttarāpatha; also uttaramārga consisting of nāgavīthi, gajavīthi, and airāvatīvīthi.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 27. 124; 35. 112; III. 3. 49.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
uttarapantha (उत्तरपंथ).—m The road northwards over the Himalaya mountains, beyond badarikā; stated to be the road to svarga, and to be inaccessible to mortals. 2 fig. A course of austerities and pilgrimages in preparation for death. u0 dharaṇēṃ or uttarapanthāsa lāgaṇēṃ To be on the point of death.
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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