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(mwd) = Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
(cap) = Capeller's Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(otl) = Cologne Online Tamil Lexicon
(cpd) = Concise Pahlavi Dictionary

1 (mwd) upakaraNa &c. see %{upa-} 1. %{kR}.
2 (mwd) upakaraNa n. the act of doing anything for another , doing a service or favour , helping , assisting , benefiting Pan5cat. Sa1h. Subh. &c. ; instrument , implement , machine , engine , apparatus , paraphernalia (as the vessels at a sacrifice &c.) Ka1tyS3r. S3a1n3khGr2. Ya1jn5. Mn. &c. ; anything added over and above , contribution , expedient ; means of subsistence , anything supporting life ; any object of art or science ; anything fabricated Mn. Sus3r. Katha1s. Car. &c. ; the insignia of royalty W. ; the attendants of a king L.
3 (mwd) upAkaraNa n. the act of bringing near , fetching S3Br. Pa1rGr2. &c. ; setting about , preparation , beginning , commencing A1p. A1s3vS3r. & Gr2. Ka1tyS3r. &c. ; commencement of reading the Veda (after the performance of preparatory rites , as initiation &c.) S3a1n3khGr2. iv , 5 , 1 ; N. of a particular Stotra or prayer at sacrifices Ka1tyS3r. iii.
4 (cap) upakaraNa n. doing a service, helping, assistance; instrument, supplement, means, expedient; p. {-Na3vant}.
5 (cap) upAkaraNa n. bringing near, fetching, also=seq.