Uddhava Gita

A discours by Krishna to His friend Uddhava. Uddhava Gita is also called Hamsa Gita.

Read Uddhava Gita here
https://www.gita-society.com/wp-content/uploads/PDF/THEUDDHAVAGITA.IGS.pdf

Upapataka

A miner offense, not specified.

Major offenses are five in number
Killing a brahmin, a child, a pregnant woman.
Drinking intoxicating beverages.
To steal.
A relationship with the Guru’s wife.
To be together with someone who has committed a great crime.

Upendra

A name of  Vishnu as ‚The friend/helper of Indra‚. Indra is also called Mahendra, Maha Indra, the great Indra.

Indra and Vishnu are Mahendra and Upendra.

In myths, the Gods usually go to Brahma when they have difficulties. He goes to Indra with them and if he cannot help, Vishnu is visited. He always has the solution.

Upendra

Indras helper. A name of Vishnu. Indra is also called Mahendra, Maha Indra, the great Indra.

Indra and Vishnu are Mahendra and Upendra.

In myths, the Gods usually ask Brahma when they have difficulties. He goes with them to Indra and if he cannot help, Vishnu is visited. He almost has the solution.

Upakichakas

The 105 brothers of Kichaka.

Udupi

A famous place where Krishna is worshipped. It is also connected with Madhva.

Read about Udupi here
https://storibuzz.in/the-story-of-how-krishna-came-to-stay-at-udupi/

Upabarhana

The Gandharva Upabarhana had a relationship with the apsara Urvashi, Brahma cursed him to born on earth. He was born as Narada.

Upanayana

The three upper castes receive the holy thread, Janeu (Hindi)/Yajnopavita (Sanskrit) that is considered a second birth, they are then called twice born, dvija. The rite is called Upanayana.

After that a third birth can take place, the initiation (diksha) with a guru, then the person is a trija.

Upaplavya

King Virata let the Pandavas live in the city of Upaplavya after the period of their exile was over.

Here they waited to see whether they would get their kingdom back from the Kauravas or whether there would be a war.

In Upaplavya, Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, and Uttara, daughter of Virata, married.

Uttama

Son of king Uttanapada and Surichi.

Uttanapada had two wives, Suniti and Surichi. He loved Surichi and her son Uttama more. Suniti and her son Dhruva suffered.

Dhruva prayed to Vishnu to reach a place where nobody had been yet. Vishnu made him the pole star.

To read about Dhruva visit
http://hindumythologyforgennext.blogspot.com/2012/03/dhruva-pole-star.html