Oddita, Oḍḍita, Oḍḍitā: 3 definitions


Oddita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Oḍḍitā (ओड्डिता) (or Uḍḍitā) means having “flown up”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accoridngly, “[...] The goddess [i..e, Kujeśvarī] was satisfied by them (that is, the goddess [i.e., Raktā] there and her attendants) and by many ways and means (nayopāya). Then content and profound, Kujeśvarī who is endowed with the quality of discernment and whose creation (takes place) by many means said this: ‘As (I) have flown up (oḍḍitā) (here) within Oḍḍīśa, therefore this (place will be known) as Oḍḍiyānaka’.”.

The [Śrīmatottara] simply says that this is “where the Divine Command has flown up (oḍḍitā)”. The goddess flies up into the Wheel of the Sky-faring goddesses at the summit of existence. From there she will descend, as does her consort and then their spiritual offspring, to spread the teachings. The [Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā] expands the last line into the following explanation: “O fair-hipped lady, she sports there, (her) body consisting of the fifty letters. She abides constantly flying up (uḍḍitā) (as an aspect) of the totality of Speech consisting of the Subtle One (sūkṣma) and the other (levels of Speech). As (she) has flown up (uḍḍitā) within Uḍḍīśa, therefore this [place will be known] as Uḍḍiyānaka. It is the repose of the totality of Speech. Without it there is no hearing”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

oḍḍita : (pp. of oḍḍeti) laid snares; hung down.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Oḍḍita, (pp. of oḍḍeti) thrown out, laid (of a snare) J. I, 183; II, 443; V, 341; ThA. 243. (Page 165)

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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.

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