Yupakataka, aka: Yūpakaṭaka, Yupa-kataka; 2 Definition(s)


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Yūpakaṭaka (यूपकटक).—a wooden ring at the top of the Yūpa.

Derivable forms: yūpakaṭakaḥ (यूपकटकः).

Yūpakaṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yūpa and kaṭaka (कटक).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yūpakaṭaka (यूपकटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A wooden ring on the top of a sacrificial post, or according to some authorities, an iron ring at its base. E. yūpa the post, and kaṭaka a ring, &c.

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