Uccarapravritta, Uccārapravṛttā, Uccara-pravritta: 1 definition


Uccarapravritta 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 Uccārapravṛttā can be transliterated into English as Uccarapravrtta or Uccarapravritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchcharapravritta.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Uccarapravritta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uccārapravṛttā (उच्चारप्रवृत्ता) refers to “she who is active in the utterance (of mantra that) (takes place in the centre)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Her form is the Triangle and her plane unlimited ability. She is enflamed by the burning Point. Causing (nectar) to flow, she floods the entire plane of the universe with dense currents of nectar. Active in the utterance (of mantra that takes place) in the centre (madhya-uccārapravṛttā), she pervades all things with the mass of (her) red and beautiful rays. [...]”.

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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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