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udātha

sanskrit: उदात्त ;the acute accent , a high or sharp tone.

udhaka-kriya

sanskrit : उदकक्रिया  ; Presentation of water (to dead ancestors as far as the fourteenth degree).

uttareeyam

Sanskrit : उत्तरीयं ; Coat, outer or upper garment. 

vairāgya

Sanskrit : वैराग्य; Dispassion, Freedom from all worldly desires, indifference to worldly objects and to life.

vanaprastha

Sanskrit : वानप्रस्थ ; The third stage of human life (who has passed through the stages of student and householder and has abandoned his house and family for an ascetic life).

vānara

Sanskrit : वानर ; a monkey or an ape.

vāsanā

Sanskrit : वासना; the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind, the present consciousness of past perceptions, knowledge derived from memory.

vatsalya

sanskrit : वात्सल्य ; Tenderness, affection, fondness.

vichāra

Sanskrit: विचार ; pondering, deliberation, consideration, reflection, examination, investigation.

vidhi

sanskrit : विधिः ; An injunction.

viśwarūpa

Sanskrit: विश्वरूप ; Universal Form, All-formed, is considered the supreme form of Vishnu, where the whole universe is described as contained in Him.

vivarta

Sanskrit : विवर्त ; illusion, an apparent or illusory form, unreality.

viveka

sanskrit: विवेक ; discrimination between what is real and unreal.

vrata

sanskrit : व्रत ; a religious vow or practice , any pious observance , meritorious act of devotion or austerity.

vrata

Sanskrit : व्रत; a religious vow or practice.

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