Glossary: here the words are collected that in the Vahinis at this site are explained by Sai Baba, complemented with glossaries from Bhagavad Gîtâ and S'rîmad Bhâgavatam


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  • Udi (Vibhuti): Sacred ash (SSS).
  • Uddhava: a confidential friend of Srî Krishna in Vrndâvana.
  • Udivrishti: The shower of Udi (SSS-II)
  • Ugadi: The Hindu calendar is based on lunar months. Each month is named after a stellar constellation near which the full moon of that month is sighted. The month of Chaitra thus occurs when the full moon is near the constellation Chitra. Chaitra is the first month of the Hindu calendar and the first day of this month begins the new year. The New Year Day is called Gudi Padva in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that Brahmâ created the World on this day. Lord Vishnu is also said to have incarnated himself as Matsya (the Fish) on this day. So people worship these deities on this day.
  • Umâ - Durgâ: the personified material energy and wife of Lord Shiva.
  • Upadhi: (Bhagavatha Vahini) The difference between man, beast, bird, worm, insect and even a god is but a difference of the 'vessel' (BV-1), His Upadhi. That is to say, Maya obstructs the Reality; its nature is to hide the reality and make it appear as the unreal (BV-42).  But, Rama said, the instant the Individual discovers and knows that It is but the image of the Supreme, and that the distinction between the Supreme and Itself has no basis in Truth, Maya will disappear, like fog before the risen sun. This is the genuine Atmajnan, for, the Supreme is Param-atma and the Individual is the same Param-atma seen as an Image in the Body-with-name-and-form, the Upadhi. (RRV2-2).
  • Upadesha: Teaching (by Baba) (SSS-II). Spiritual initiation, instruction, guidance (SSS-II)
  • Upanayana: Traditional ceremonial rites which purify and clarify the intellect, (BV-31), the rite of leading the pupil to the preceptor (BV-41). This rite of initiation is called Upanayana, 'leading near', that is to say, taking the boy near the Guru or spiritual preceptor for (spiritual training) Brahmopadesam (guidance to Brahmam). (SSS-II
  • Upanishad: Receiving knowledge while sitting near the teacher, conversations between self-realized souls and their students on the subject matter. The phylosophical sections of the Veda's, (there are 108 Upanisads) intended to understand the personal character of the Absolute Truth.
  • Upapandavas (Pandavas): the children of queen Draupadi and the early deceased King Pandu. (BV-3)
  • Upasana: worshiping, devotion for God (SSS-II)
  • Upavâsa: fasting (as a religious act comprising abstinence from all sensual gratification, from perfumes, flowers, unguents, ornaments, betel, music, dancing; abstinence from food in general; kindling a sacred fire; a fire altar. (BV-1)
  • Upekhaputhras: these are the Avatars, with no sense of attachment towards the parents, kith or kin, with no sense of obligation of them, with love and compassion for all. (SSS-III)
  • Upeksha: indifference (SSS-III)
  • Upendra: another name for Vâmanadeva, the Lordís dwarf-brâhmana incarnation.
  • Urmila: Wife of Lakshmana, Daughter of Maharaja Janaka (RRV-7d).
  • Urukrama: 'The 'far-stepping' Lord,Vâmanadeva.
  • Usanâ: 'thinker of the heat' or Sukrâcârya, see also (BG:10-37)
  • Utkala: the eldest son of Dhruva Mahârâja.
  • Uttama: the brother of Dhruva Mahârâja.
  • Uttamas'loka: Krishna, who is worshiped by select poetry. The Lord Hailed in the scriptures/verses (SB 9:5-24)
  • Uttânapâda:a son of Svâyambhuva Manu and father of Dhruva Mahârâja.
  • Uttarayana: The divine half-year - the time when Râma was born. (RRV-4)