Uttarasanga, Uttara-asanga, Uttarāsaṃga, Uttarāsaṅga, Uttarasamga: 14 definitions


Uttarasanga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Uttarasanga in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग) refers to the “outer robe”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān entered the assembly of Nāgas], “Then the great Nāga king Samantākāracchatrākaraparikara arose from his seat, arranged his outer robe (uttarāsaṅga) on one shoulder, placed his right knee on the ground, approached the Bhagavān and, having bowed down at his feet, circumambulated him three times, and worshipped the Bhagavān with different flowers, fragrances, garlands, ointments, ornaments and cloths. Having worshipped him, he sat down in front of him”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Uttarasanga in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग) refers to the act of “wrapping the scarf around face”, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Cf. Ardha-Māgadhī Koṣa I, p. 349. According to Kalpasūtra (Kiraṇāvalī commentary) 15, p. 27b, it is interpreted only as ‘vaikakṣa’.

Accordingly: “[...] With these reflections Sunāsīras (i.e., Indra/Śakra) hurriedly abandoned his lion-throne, foot-stool, and shoes. Taking seven or eight steps, his face upturned in the direction of the Tīrthakṛt, his upper garment placed in folds over his mouth (i.e., uttarāsaṅga), placing his right knee on the ground and bending his left a little, he bowed, the surface of the ground touched by his head and hands. Śakra paid homage accompanied by the Śakrastava to the Jina and went to Vinītā to the house of King Jitaśatru”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग) refers to a type of “upper garment”, which was commonly worn during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Ajaṇṭā paintings give us a clear idea of the costume and jewellery worn by men and women in Vidarbha in the age of the Vākāṭakas. [...] After his enlightenment, the Buddha used to wear three garments, (i) the antarāvāsaka (which Yuan Chwang calls nivasana) or lower garment which was tied at the waist with a girdle, (ii) the uttarāsaṅga, also called saṅkakṣikā which was worn like an uttarīya and (iii) the saṅghāṭī or long cloak. In the frescoes in the Caves XVI and XVII, the Buddha appears in some places to have worn an uttarāsaṅga10 and in others a saṅghāṭi.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uttarāsaṅga : (m.) upper robe.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uttarāsaṅga refers to: an upper robe Vin. I, 289; II, 126; S. I, 81; IV, 290; A. I, 67, 145; II, 146; DhA. I, 218; PvA. 73; VvA. 33 = 51.

Note: uttarāsaṅga is a Pali compound consisting of the words uttara and āsaṅga.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग).—

1) an upper garment; कृतोत्तरासङ्गम् (kṛtottarāsaṅgam) K.43; Śiśupālavadha 2.19; Kumārasambhava 5.16.

2) contact with the north.

Derivable forms: uttarāsaṅgaḥ (उत्तरासङ्गः).

Uttarāsaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and āsaṅga (आसङ्ग).

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) An upper and outer garment. E. uttara upper, āṅ prefixed to ṣañj to surround, and ghañ aff.

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग).—m. an upper and outer garment, [Pañcatantra] 236, 8.

Uttarāsaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and āsaṅga (आसङ्ग).

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग).—[masculine] uttarīya [neuter] upper or outer garment.

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग):—[from uttara > ut-tama] m. an upper or outer garment, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra etc.]

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

Uttarāsaṅga (उत्तरासङ्ग):—[uttarā+saṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. An upper and outer garment.

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Uttarasanga 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

[«previous next»] — Uttarasanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uttarāsaṃga (ಉತ್ತರಾಸಂಗ):—[noun] = ಉತ್ತರೀಯ [uttariya].

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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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