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  • U (Ū)

    In the beginning of creation, fourteen svaradhvani(s) (swaradhvani; vowel-sound) were created from the four-mouthed Brahmā (Brahma). Manu, ruler of the fourteen Manvantara, was born of these fourteen vowels. Ū-kāra (U-kara) is the sixth among the voweḷ-sounds emanated from the mouth of Brahmā. From Ū-kāra, Cariṣnava(Charishnava) Manu was born. In Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), these fourteen vowel-sounds are […]

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  • U (U)

    In the beginning of creation, fourteen svaradhvani(s) (swaradhvani; vowel-sound) were created from the four-mouthed Brahmā (Brahma). Manu, ruler of the fourteen Manvantara, emanated from these fourteen vowels. U-kāra is the fifth among the vowel-sounds emanated from the mouth of Brahmā. From U-kāra, Tāmasa (Tamasa) Manu was born. In Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), these fourteen vowel-sounds from A […]

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  • Ubhakshaya (Ubhakṣaya)

    Ubhakṣaya (Ubhayakshaya) is the son of King Bhīma (Bhima), belonging to the lineage of king Bharata. Viśālā (Visala) is the name of his wife. Viśālā and Ubhakṣaya had three sons , namely, Trayāruṇi (Trayaruni), Puṣkarī (Pushkari), and Kapi.

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  • Ubhayajata (Ubhayajāta)

    Ubhayajāta (Ubhayajata) is a sage. His genealogical and disciple-wise order is mentioned as one clan-founder of Bhārgava(Bhargava).

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  • Ubhayasrishti (Ubhayasṛṣṭi)

    Ubhayasṛṣṭi (Ubhayasrishti) is a river of Śākadvīpa (Sakadwipa).

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  • Ucchaihsrava (Uccaiḥśravā)

    Uccaiḥśravā (Ucchaihsrava) is the greatest among horses. As Airāvata (Airavata) is the greatest among elephants, so is Uccaiḥśravā. The term ‘śravas’ (sravas) means the hearing organ. So, Uccaiḥśravā can mean ‘one who has long ears’. The ears of this horse were well-shaped. Another meaning Uccaiḥśravā can be ‘one whose high fame is heard from a […]

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  • Uccheshanada (Uccheṣaṇāda)

    Uccheṣaṇāda (Uccheshanada) is a gaṇa (gana; sect) of the Piśāca(s) (Pisacha, a kind of evil spirits).

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  • Ucchikha (Ucchikha)

    Ucchikha was one of the snakes of Taṣaka (Takshaka) dynasty who were burnt during the Sarpasatra yajṇa (yagya or holy fire) of Janamejaya [ This holy fire was performed to destroy the snakes of Taṣaka (Takshaka) clan.

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  • Ucchringa (Ucchṛṇga)

    In the war against Tārakāsura (Tarakasura), the gods selected and hailed Skaṇda Kārtikeya (Skanda Kartikeya) as the army chief of the divine army. At this time, Indra and other important gods sent some of their special followers with Skaṇda (Skanda) to help him in destroying Tārakāsura (Tarakasura). Ucchṛṇga (Ucchringa) was one of these two followers […]

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  • Ucchrita (Ucchṛta)

    Before the slaying of Tārakāsura (Tarakasura), the gods accepted Skanda-Kartikeya (30.56) as their leader, and gave him their associate gods to assist him. At that time Vindhyaparvata gave his follower called Ucchṛta to help Kārtikeya.

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  • Uchchaisraba 2 (Uccaiḥśravā 2)

    Aviṣita (Avikshita) was the son of the king of Puru dynasty, Rājarṣi (Rajarshi) Kuru. Uccaiḥśravā (Uchchaisraba) was one of the sons of Aviṣita (Avikshita).

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  • Uda (Uda)

    In the fifth Manvantara, when Raivata Manu was the ruler of Manvantara, gods were divided into several sects. Bhava was one of them. Uda was a god belonging to this sect.  

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  • Udacana (Udachana)

    See  Yajṅāyudha (Yagyayudha).

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  • Udagra 1 (Udagra 1)

    Udgra was one of the names of Śiva Mahādeva (Siva Mahadeva). Commentator Nīlkaṇtha (Nilkantha) explained the meaning of the name of Śiva (Siva) as Udagra- Udagraḥ (Udagrah) Urjitarūpaḥ (Urjitarupah)| Urjita means Tejaswī (Tejaswi or full of power). Lord Śiva (Siva) was often imagined as Agni or fire. Fire has the power to burn and as […]

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  • Udagra 2 (Udagra 2)

    He is one of the army chiefs of Mahiṣāsura (Mahisasura). He fought with Devī (Devi) Durgā (Durga) and she killed him in the war.

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  • Udagraja (Udagraja)

    In the Purāṇa (Purana), the clan of Maharṣi (Maharsi) Udagraja (Udagraja) was one of the clans of ṛṣis (sages) included in the gotra or clan of Maharṣi (Maharsi) Kāśyapa (Kasyapa). As a part of the clan of Maharṣi (Maharsi)  Kāśyapa (Kasyapa), Udagraja is a significant founder of the gotras or clans.

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  • Udaka – 1 (Udaka - 1)

    Udaka is the son of Araṇya (Aranya). He attained the status of the son of Varuṇa (Varuna), or the status of Varuṇa himself.

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  • Udaka – 2 (Udaka - 2)

    Udaka is an unit of measuring time. In Purāṇa (Purana), it is mentioned that seven prasthas make an Udaka.

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  • Udakakridana (Udakakrīḍana)

    Udakakrīḍana (Udakakridana) was the name of the temporary camp at Pramāṇkoti (Pramankoti) set up by Duryodhana for the picnic of the Kurus and the Pāṇḍavas (Pandavas). This temporary camp was named so as it was made for the water play, specially in the river Ganges and the picnic for the royal boys [See Pramāṇkoti (Pramankoti)].

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  • Udaksena (Udaksena )

    Udaksena is the son of Viśvaksena (Viswaksena), belonging to Nīpavaṁśa (Nipavamsa’ the lineage of Nipa). In Bhāgavatapurāṇa (Bhagavatapurana), the name is read as Udakśvana (Udakswana). Udaksena had a son named Bhallāta (Bhallata).

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  • Udanka (Udaṇka)

        Udaṇka (Udanka) was the son of the king Vasumitra.

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  • Udapi (Udāpi )
  • Udaradhi (Udāradhī)

    King Udāradhī (Udaradhi) was born of the womb of Suvarcā (Suvarcha), and fathered by Prācīnagarbha (Prachinagarbha), in the lineage of Dhruva, son of Uttānapāda (Uttanapaa). It is said in the Purāṇa (Purana)that in his previous birth, he was Indra. Bhadrā (Bhadra) was the wife of Udāradhī. Udāradhī and Bhadrā gave birth to a son named […]

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  • Udaraksha (Udārākṣa)

    Udārākṣa (Udaraksha) is a follower-warrior of Skanda-Kārtikeya (Kartikeya) . He helped Kārtikeya at the time of killing Tārakāsua (Tarakasura).

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  • Udarenu (Udareṇu)

    The vaṁśa (vamsa; lineage) of Maharṣi (Maharshi; Great Sage) Udareṇu(Udarenu) is one of the ṛṣivaṁśas (rishivamsa) belonging to the clan of Maharṣi(Maharshi) Viśvāmitra (Viswamitra). Udareṇu (Udarenu) was one of the clan-founder sages of Viśvāmitravaṁśa (Viswamitravamsa; the lineage of Viswamitra).

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  • Udari (Udarī)

    Udarī (Udari) is referred to as a disease in Vṛhaddharmapurāṇa (Vrihaddharmapurana). In the diseased state, the udara or belly gets swelled with water. In Suśruta Saṁhitā (Susruta Samhita), it is also know as Udakodara. Perhaps the term Udarī (Udari)came from Udakodara.

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  • Udarshi (Udarṣi)

    According to Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa (Brahmandapurana) , Udarṣi (Udarshi) was one of those six sons of Devakī (Devaki) — whom Kaṁsa (Kamsa) killed.

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  • Udarshi (Udarṣi )

    According to Brahmāṇḍapuraṇa (Brahmandapurana), Udarṣi (Udarshi) was one of the six sons of Devakī (Devaki)– those whom Kaṁsa (Kamsa) killed.

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  • Udasi – 1 (Udāsī - 1 )

    As per Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyapurana), Udāsī (Udasi) was one of those six sons of Devakī (Devaki) — who were killed by Kaṁśa (Kamsa). In other Purāṇa(s) (Purana, Mythological texts), he is mentioned as Udāyu (Udayu), Udāpi (Udapi) or Udarṣi (Udarshi). In Bhāgavatapurāṇa (Bhagavatapurana), he is referred to as Udgītha (Udgitha).

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  • Udasi – 2 (Udāsī - 2 )

    See Udāyī (Udayi)

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  • Udasina (Udāsīna)

    A gṛhastha (grihastha; householder) is of two kinds . One who becomes a householder and takes the responsibility of the relatives, after practicing brahmacarya (celibacy), is called a sādhaka (sadhaka). And the one, who, after paying three kinds of ‘debts’ due in the life of a householder, goes away from his wife, children and property, […]

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  • Udasrava (Udaśravā )

    In Raivata Manvantara, gods were divided into several gaṇas (gana; sect) Amṛtābha (Amritabha) was one of these gaṇas. Udaśravā (Udasrava) was a god belonging to this gaṇa.

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  • Udasrava (Udaśravā)

    In Raivata Manvantara, gods were classified under several sects. Amṛtābha (Amritabha)was one of these sects. Usaśravā (Udasrava) was one of those sects.

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  • Udavaha (Udāvaha )

    Udāvaha (Udavaha), according to Purāṇa, is one of the seven  winds that denote utpāta (utpata; hazard) or some ill omen.

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  • Udavahi (Udāvahi)

    The vaṁśa (vamsa) of Udāvahi (Udavahi) is one of the ṛṣivaṁśa(s) (rishivamsa; biological or disciple -wise order  of sages)  belonging to the gotra (clan) of Maharṣi (Maharshi; Great Sage) Viśvāmitra (Viswamitra). Udāvahi (Udavahi) was a clan-founder of the order of Viśvāmitra.

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  • Udavartta (Udāvartta)

    Bhīma (Bhima), while denouncing Duryodhana’s mentality of doing harm to relatives, names other tyrannical kings, who, out of their arrogance and jealousy, destroyed their own friends and relations — samuccicchidurjñātīn suhṛdaśca savandhavān. In course of of naming such eighteen kings, Bhīma has mentioned the name of king Udāvartta, belonging to Haihaya vaṁśa (vamsa, lineage). [Haihaya]

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  • Udavasu – 2 (Udāvasu -2)

    Udāvasu (Udavasu) is the son of Prajāti (Prajati), in the lineage of of Nābhāga (Nabhaga), son of Vaivasvata Manu. Khanitra, the eldest son of Prajāti, appointed Udāvasu the king of the southern country. Kuśāvarta (Kusavarta), belonging to the order of Gautama, was the priest of Udāvasu.

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  • Udavasu -1 (Udāvasu - 1)

    Udāvasu (Udavasu) was the son of Rājarṣi (Rajarshi) Janaka, in the lineage of Nimi, son of Ikṣvāku (Ikshvaku). Udāvasu had a son named Nandivardhana.

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  • Udayana – 1 (Udayana - 1 )

    Udayana is the son of King Śatānīka (Satanika) belonging to Kuruvaṁśa (Kuruvamsa; the lineage of Kuru). He was a king whose date was much later than that of Śatānīka, who had been the of Janamejaya, who performed Sarpasatra. Udayana was the son of the later Śatānīka. Udayana had a son called Ahīnara (Ahinara).

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  • Udayana – 2 (Udayana - 2)

    Udayana is the son of king Arbhaka (Darbhaka) elonging to Śiśunāga vaṁśa. However in the engali edition of Viṣṇupurāṇa, the reading is Udayāśva (Udayswa).  King Udayana had a son called Nandivardhana.

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  • Udayendu (Udayendu)

    Udayendu is a famous city of the Kuru kingdom. Sutasoma, the son of Bhīma (Bhima), was born in this city during the Somayāga (Somayaga; a special kind of fire-sacrifice dedicated to Soma or the god of Moon), and he became as handsome as thousand moons.

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  • Udayi (Udāyī )

    As per the description of Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), Udāyī (Udayi) is one of the kings belonging to Śiśunāga dynasty, who ruled over Magadha in Kaliyuga. He was the son of King Darśaka (Darsaka). Nandivardhana was the son of Udāyī (Udayi). The Purāṇa (Purana) mentions that Udāyī ruled for thirty three years. During his reign, a new […]

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  • Udayu (Udāyu )

    As per Viṣṇupurāṇa (Vishnupurana), Udāyu (Udayu) is one of the six sons of Devakī (Devaki). These six sons were killed by Kaṁśa (Kamsa). In the Bengal recension of Viṣṇupurāṇa, however, the name is given as Udāpi(Udapi)  instead of Udāyu.

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  • Udbhasa (Udbhasa )

    Udbhasa is an ancient tribe. In Bhīṣmaparva (Bhishmaparva), the Udbhasa tribe is mentioned alongside the Śavara (Savara) and Vatsa people. In the battle of Kurukṣetra (Kurukshetra), they joined the side of the Pāṇḍava (Pandava).

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  • Udbhava – 1 (Udbhava - 1 )

    According to Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyapurana), Udbhava was one of the seven sons of Rājarṣi  (Rajarshi; a king with the virtues of a saint) Nahuṣa(Nahusha) belonging to Candravaṁśa (Chandravamsa).

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  • Udbhava – 2 (Udbhava - 2 )

    Udbhava is one of the thousand names of God Viṣṇu (Vishnu). In Viṣṇusahasranāmastotra (Vishnusaharanamastotra; the Holy chant of the Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu), He is mentioned twice by this name.

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  • Udbhida – 1 (Udbhida - 1)

    In some Purāṇa(s) (Purana; Mythological Scripture), Udbhida is mentioned as Udbhijja and Udbhita. He was the son of king Jyotiṣmāna of Kuśadvīpa (Kusadwipa). Jyotiṣmāna divided Kuśadvīpa in seven varṣa(s) (varsha; a vast teritorry), and appointed his seven sons as rulers of those divisions. The division ruled by Udbhida came to be known as Udbhidavarṣa or […]

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  • Udbhida – 2 (Udbhida - 2)

    According to Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), a locality called Udbhida existed in Southern India. D.C. Sircar identifies this place as identical with Ābhīra (Abhira).

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  • Udbhrama (Udbhrama)

    He is one of the followers of Dhanapati (the richest one) Kuvera.

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  • Udbrahma (Udbhrama )

    Udbhrama is a follower of Kuvera, the lord of wealth.

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