Icchata, Icchatā, Icchaṭa: 4 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Ichchhata.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)
Icchāta (इच्छात) refers to “volition” [=“will”?], according to Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi verse 3.42cd–47.—Accordingly, “Given that he [i.e., Śiva] exists of his own volition (sva-icchāta) in the form of (all) the entities (that make up the universe), how is existence dependent on another than himself? If, for example, you say it [i.e., the purported dependence] is one similar to (the example of curds, whose genesis depends on the) milk (of which they are comprised), it [i.e., the universe] would be insentient, dependent on another. The fault (attributed to our system) that must be corrected—being pure, being diminished, or the like—is precisely the result of this (wrong) point of view. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
India history and geographySource: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)
Icchaṭa or Icchaṭadeva is the grandfather of Padmaṭadeva, as mentioned in the “Plate of Padmaṭadeva” (tenth century A.D.). Padmaṭadeva was the son of P. M. P. Desaṭadeva (Desaṭa) and Mahādevī Padmallādevī, the grandson of P. M. P. Icchaṭadeva (Icchaṭa) and Mahādevī Siṅghūdevī, and the great grandson of Saloṇāditya and Mahādevī Siṅghuvalidevī.
This inscribed copper plate (mentioning Icchaṭa) is preserved in the temple of Yogabadarī (one of the Pañcabadarī) at Pāṇḍukeśvar (Pāṇḍukeśvara). The date corresponds to some day in the 25th regnal year of king Padmaṭadeva (first half of the tenth century A.D.). It records the grant of several pieces of land situated in Drumatī which formed a part of the Ṭaṅgaṇāpura-viṣaya as well as in Yośi.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Icchatā, (-°) (f.) (abstr. fr. icchā) wishfulness, wishing: only in aticchatā too great wish for, covetousness, greed Vbh.350 (cp. aticchati, which is probably the primary basis of the word); mah° & pāp° Vbh.351, 370. (Page 118)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Icchatā (इच्छता):—[=iccha-tā] [from iṣ] f. desire, wishfulness, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Hiranyakesi-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)