By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Udhah, UDhaH, UUdhah
Ūḍhaḥ refers to the person who is unmarried (particularly in the smṛtis).
Ūḍhaḥ can be used in all the three genders.
It is derived as “Udyate sma” with the kta affix.
'Rama was seen married and hence lakṣmaṇa was approached by śūrpanakhā. The expression “Bhāryoḍha” refers to “ooḍhabhāryaḥ”, one who is married.
Mallinātha notes that it has been Paranipāta on the force of “vāhitāgnyādiṣu”.
- Bhaṭṭi Kāvya, iv. 15.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu