Upanayana, Upanāyana, Upānayana: 24 definitions


Upanayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Upanayana has 22 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upnayan.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upanayana in Sanskrit glossary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upanayana (उपनयन):—(wie eben) n.

1) das Zuführen, Bringen: vastrālaṃkāropanayanam [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 5] in der Unterschr. [Prabodhacandrodaja 110, 6.] —

2) das Zuführen der Söhne aus den drei freien Kasten zum Lehrer, wodurch sie in die Stellung vollberechtigter Mitglieder der religiösen Gemeinde einzutreten beginnen; Einführung. Als Zeitpunkt derselben wird [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 1, 19] (vgl. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 36. fgg.]) angegeben für den Brahmanen des 8te bis 16te Jahr, für den Kṣattriya das 11te bis 22ste, für den Vaiśya das 12te bis 24ste. [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 7, 1.] [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 1, 4. 15.] [Pāraskara’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 1, 4.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 1, 5.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 321. 1039.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 23, 28.] cūḍopanayanāni [Mahābhārata 1, 8047.] vratopanayanābhyām [3, 7025.] kṛtopanayana [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 108. 173.]

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Upanāyana (उपनायन):—n. dass.: garbhāṣṭame śabde kurvīta brāhmaṇasyopanāyanam [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 36.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 14.] — Vgl. aupanāyanika .

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Upanayana (उपनयन):—

1) dhārāsāropanayanaparāḥ (sānumantaḥ) [Vikramorvaśī 76.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 53, 30.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 110, 6] gehört zu [3]). —

2) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11,17,21.] [Oxforder Handschriften 30,b,22. 85,a,18. 86,b,8. 268,b,22.] —

3) das Einführen (durch den Lehrer in eine Wissenschaft), das Vertrautmachen mit [Prabodhacandrodaja 110, 6.] —

4) Einleitung, introductio: upanayanādhyāya Titel des 1ten Adhy. in [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.]

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Upanāyana (उपनायन):—[Z. 1] lies bde st. śabde .

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Upānayana (उपानयन):—(von 1. mit upā) n. das Heimführen [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 69, 33.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Upanayana (उपनयन):—n.

1) das Zuführen , Bringen.

2) das Anwenden. snehasya [Carakasaṃhitā 1,29.] —

3) das Einführen (in eine Wissenschaft) , das Vertrautmachen mit.

4) Aufnahme eines Schülers in die Lehre , wodurch dieser in die Stellung eines vollberechtigten Mitglieds der relgiösen Gemeinde einzutreten beginnt.

5) Einleitung , introductio.

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Upanāyana (उपनायन):—n. = upanayana 4).

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Upānayana (उपानयन):—n. das Heimführen.

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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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