Odisha, Oḍīśa: 1 definition
Odisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Oḍīśa can be transliterated into English as Odisa or Odisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
1) Oḍīśa (ओडीश) [=Uḍīśa?] is the name of a deity, according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “[...] Then, in the terrible Age of Strife she, the three-eyed (goddess) Maṅgalā, descended into the Northern Cave (uttaragahvara) in the district (viṣaya) of Odyāna. Siddhanātha also (descended) there into (his spiritual) lineage (santati). Having thus flown up (oḍḍīya) in the body he obtained lordship and so is famous in all respects by the name of the venerable Oḍīśa. The place there is Oṣadhiprastha and she is praised as the auspicious one of the universe”.
2) Oḍīśa (ओडीश) is the Siddha associated with Oḍḍiyāna, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The Kumārikākhaṇḍa displays most of the many new developments that took place after the revelation of the Kubjikāmatatantra including those concerning the sacred seats. [...] Although the seats are the same five described in the Kubjikāmatatantra and its expansions, their contents [i.e., the Siddha Oḍīśa] and the beings who inhabit them are quite different.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Odishadesha.
Ends with: Adhodisha, Ankid-kodisha, Kodisha, Pala kodisha, Shodisha, Vodisha, Wodisha.
Full-text (+13): Bhubaneswar, Raghunathadasa, Paika, Pattacitra, Shishupalagarh, Similia, Puri, Siddheshvar, Solampur, Sarapari, Cuttack, Baragarh, Jirabadi, Bhuvaneshvara, Uddiya, Chandahkalpataru, Uttaragahvara, Bharatikrishnatirtha, Oddiya, Daspalla.
Search found 15 books and stories containing Odisha, Oḍīśa, Odisa; (plurals include: Odishas, Oḍīśas, Odisas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Jainism in Odisha (Orissa) (by Ashis Ranjan Sahoo)
Review of Literature < [Chapter 1]
Scheme of Work < [Chapter 1]
Impact of Vedic Culture on Society (by Kaushik Acharya)
Sanskrit Inscriptions (M): Dynasties from Other Region < [Chapter 3]
Mingling of Cultures (U): The Bhauma-karas < [Chapter 4]
Mingling of Cultures (V): The Somavaṃśins < [Chapter 4]
Puppetry in Assam (by Gitali Saikia)
Puppetry in India (b): Rod puppet < [Chapter 2]
Puppetry in India (a): String puppet or Marionette < [Chapter 2]
Puppetry in India (d): Shadow puppet < [Chapter 2]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya < [Book 2 - Vaiṣṇava-khaṇḍa]
Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Hybrid and Sea-creatures < [Chapter 4]
Appendix I: List of Inscriptions
Vāribandha: The first technique < [Chapter 3]