Uccara, Uccāra: 18 definitions
Uccara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchara.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Uccāra (उच्चार) refers to the “utterance” of a mantra, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accorindly, as the God teaches the Goddess how to make mantras effective: “Contemplate the Void that is the Self at one with you and, established in the lotus of the heart, (shines) like pure crystal, motionless (cāra) and devoid of utterance (uccāra), burning with its own radiant energy (tejas). (Contemplate it) rising like the solar orb by means of (the rise of Kuṇḍalinī which is) the Yoga of the practice of Suṣumṇā. [...]”.
2) Uccāra (उच्चार) refers to the “upward motion”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “By the practice of the Yoga of Stillness [i.e., nirācārayoga], one obtains the fruit. She whose nature is movement (cara) moves, (and her movement is) divided into (downward) motion (cāra) and upward motion (uccāra). That should be known as Stillness (nirācāra). Stillness is not other (than this). (This is) where actions (cāra) cease along with the activities (karman) of speech, mind, and body. When a pure (nirmala) state arises, that is said to be Stillness”.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)
Uccāra (उच्चार) refers to the “utterance” (of syllables), according to Kāśīnātha Upādhye’s Dharmasindhu, a commentary on the Rāma Daivajña’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi (an astrological work).—Accordingly, “[...] Then that vessel becomes the standard measure for the period of one ghaṭī. There the unit of one prastha contains sixteen palas. For it has been said: one pala is four suvarṇas; then kuḍava, prastha, āḍhaka, droṇa and khārikā, are respectively each four times the previous unit. In another text, it has been said that four fistfuls are one kuḍava, four kuḍavas are one prastha. Some others say that the time taken for uttering sixty long syllables [i.e., guruvarṇa-uccāra] is one pala, and that the duration of sixty palas is one nāḍikā. [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
uccāra : (m.) dung; faeces; excrement.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Uccāra, (Ud. + car) discharge, excrement, faeces Vin. III, 36 (°ṃ gacchati to go to stool); IV, 265, 266 (uccāro nāma gūtho vuccati); DhA. II, 56 (°karaṇa defecation); uccārapassāva faeces & urine D. I, 70; M. I, 83; J. I, 5; II, 19. (Page 127)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
uccāra (उच्चार).—m (S) uccāraṇa n (S) Pronunciation, utterance, expression.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
uccāra (उच्चार).—m uccāraṇēṃ n Pronunciation. uccāraṇēṃ v t Pronounce.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Utterance, pronunciation, declaration; वर्ण°, काम° (varṇa°, kāma°).
2) Excrement, dung, fæces; मातुरुच्चार एव सः (māturuccāra eva saḥ) H. Pr.16; मूत्रोच्चारसमुत्सर्गम् (mūtroccārasamutsargam) Manusmṛti 4.5.
3) Discharge (in general).
4) Passage (of heavenly bodies) to another zodiacal sign or asterism.
Derivable forms: uccāraḥ (उच्चारः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. Fœces, excrement. 2. Pronounciation, utterance. E. ut before car to go, and ghañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uccāra (उच्चार).—i. e. ud-car + a, m. Voiding excrements, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 50.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uccāra (उच्चार).—[adjective] getting up, rising. [masculine] discharge, excrement, also = seq.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Uccāra (उच्चार):—[=uc-cāra] [from uc-car] mfn. rising, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 3, 12, 2]
2) [v.s. ...] m. feces, excrement
3) [v.s. ...] discharge, [Suśruta; Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Hitopadeśa etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] pronunciation, utterance.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uccāra (उच्चार):—(raḥ) 1. m. Fæces.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Uccāra (उच्चार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uccāra.
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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 (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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Uccāra (उच्चार):—(nm) utterance, speech; pronunciation.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Uccara (उच्चर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ucchar.
2) Uccāra (उच्चार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ucchāra.
3) Uccāra (उच्चार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uccāra.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ಉಚ್ಚಾರಣೆ [uccarane].
2) [noun] passed out waste matter from the bowels; faeces.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.16.275 < [Chapter 16 - The Glories of Śrī Haridāsa Ṭhākura]
Verse 1.16.74 < [Chapter 16 - The Glories of Śrī Haridāsa Ṭhākura]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 4.51 < [Section IX - Personal Cleanliness]
Verse 4.50 < [Section IX - Personal Cleanliness]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Part 5 - Three Upayas (means to enter universal God consciousness) < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 20: Sanatkumāra’s installation as Cakravartin < [Chapter VII - Sanatkumāracakricaritra]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)