Upavita, Upavīta: 17 definitions
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
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Upavīta (उपवीत):—die heilige Schnur [Kathāsaritsāgara 104, 209.] upavītaka [73, 283.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12, 8, 33.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Upavīta (उपवीत):—n. —
1) das Behängtsein mit der heiligen Schnur. —
2) die heilige Schnur.
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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Gobhila-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)