By Swami Harshananda
Synonyms & Antonyms of Utsarga
The most common meanings of this word are:
- A general rule
- Giving gifts
- Giving up
Its opposite is apavāda or exception.
Technical Use of the Word
However, it is used in a technical sense also with regard to Vedic studies. A Vedic student has to start his studies in the month of Srāvaṇa and close in the month of Puṣya. This ceremonial closing, before beginning it again, is called utsarga or utsarjana.
- It generally falls in August/ September.
- It falls in the month of January/February.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore