The following mantra appears at the end of Narayana Sukta:

ṛtagṃ satyaṃ pa’raṃ brahma puruṣa’ṃ kṛṣṇapiṅga’lam |

ūrdhvare’taṃ vi’rūpā’kṣaṃ viśvarū’pāya vai namo nama’ḥ ||

All the words appearing in the mantra denote a quality of Narayana: ṛtam indicates that He is order, satyam means He is truth, virupaksha means that He is all-seeing etc. In the same vein, what does Urdhwaretam mean?


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It means either-

ऊर्ध्वरेतadj .Urdhvareta living in chastity

ऊर्ध्वरेतadj .Urdhvareta keeping the semen above


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