Attattahasa, aka: Aṭṭaṭṭahāsa, Aṭṭāṭṭahāsa, Atta-attahasa; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

(Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Aṭṭaṭṭahāsa (अट्टट्टहास) is the name of the north-eastern cremation ground (śmaśāna) according to the Vajravārāhī-sādhana by Umāpatideva as found in te Guhyasamayasādhanamālā. As a part of this sādhana, the practicioner is to visualize a suitable dwelling place for the goddess inside the circle of protection which takes the form of eight cremation grounds.

Aṭṭaṭṭahāsa is mentioned in the Saṃvarodaya-tantra as having various associative characteristics

tree (vṛkṣa) = Trivaṭa,
protector (dikpati) = Īśāna,
serpent (nāga) = Mahāpadma,
cloud (megha) = Ghana,
funeral monuments (caitya) = Cittavajra,
mountain (giri) = Mahendra.

The Guhyasamayasādhanamālā by Umāptideva is a 12th century ritualistic manual including forty-six Buddhist tantric sādhanas. The term sādhana refers to “rites” for the contemplation of a divinity.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Aṭṭāṭṭahāsa (अट्टाट्टहास).—very loud laughter.

Derivable forms: aṭṭāṭṭahāsaḥ (अट्टाट्टहासः).

Aṭṭāṭṭahāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṭṭa and aṭṭahāsa (अट्टहास).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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