Uttariya, aka: Uttarīya; 9 Definition(s)


Uttariya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Uttarīya (उत्तरीय, “upper garment”) refers to one of the five kinds of external marks of an ācārya (“Śaiva preceptor”), according to Nigamajñāna (Śaiva teacher of the 16th century) in his Śaivāgamaparibhāṣāmañjarī.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Uttarīya (उत्तरीय) refers to the “piece of cloth to be worn on the upper part of the body” and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the tying of the waistband (kaṭibandhana) shall be performed devoutly with the mantra ‘Mā nastoke’ etc. The piece of cloth to be worn on the upper part of the body (uttarīya) shall be offered with the mantra ‘Namo Dhṛṣṇave’ etc. The pious follower of Vedic rites shall make an offering of cloth (vastrasamarpaṇa) duly to Śiva with the four hymns beginning with ‘‘Yā te heti’ etc.”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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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India history and geogprahy

Uttarīya (उत्तरीय) refers to an “upper garment”, 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. Most of them are shown dressed in a short antarīyaka or lower garment. As it did not cover the knees, it was called ardhoruka. [...]  Men usually wore an upper garment (uttarīya) which, like the sacred thread, went over the left shoulder and below the right arm pit. This mode of wearing it kept the right arm free for movement. In some paintings the uttarīya is seen turned over on the left shoulder. Some persons used to fold it and wore it as a vaikakṣaka across their breast. Some others took a long cloth and used it both as a lower and an upper garment. In some cases we find the uttarīya worn over a long-sleeved coat.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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uttarīya : (nt.) a cloak.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Uttarīya, (nt.) (fr. uttara) an outer garment, cloak PvI. 103 (= uparivasanaṃ uparihāraṃ uttarisāṭakaṃ PvA. 49); Dāvs III, 30; ThA. 253. (Page 131)

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Uttariya, (nt.) (abstr. fr. uttara; uttara + ya = Sk. *uttarya) — 1. state of being higher. Cp. III, 35; neg. an° state of being unsurpassed (lit. with nothing higher), preeminence; see anuttariya.—2. an answer, rejoinder DhA. I, 44 (karaṇ°-karaṇa). (Page 131)

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

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uttarīya (उत्तरीय).—n S A cloth to be cast over the shoulders. Ex. sva uttarīyāvara tyā samājīṃ || bāndhōniyā cāpa tyāsa mājīṃ || 2 Used also in the senses of uttarī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uttarīya (उत्तरीय).—n A cloth to be cast over the shoulders.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Uttarīya (उत्तरीय).—[uttara-cha-vā-kap] An upper garment; स्तनोत्तरीयाणि भवन्ति सङ्गान्निर्मोकपट्टाः फणिभिर्विमुक्ताः (stanottarīyāṇi bhavanti saṅgānnirmokapaṭṭāḥ phaṇibhirvimuktāḥ) R.16.17.43.

See also (synonyms): uttarīyaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uttarīya (उत्तरीय).—n.

(-yaṃ) An upper or outer garment. E. uttara upper, and cha aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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