Uccata, Uccatā, Uccāṭa, Uccaṭa: 9 definitions


Uccata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Uchchata.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Uccatā (उच्चता):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kakṣapuṭa-tantra

Uccāṭa (उच्चाट) refers to “extirpating enemies”. It is a siddhi (‘supernatural power’) described in chapter one of the Kakṣapuṭatantra (a manual of Tantric practice from the tenth century).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Uccāṭa (उच्चाट) refers to “extirpating enemies” and represents one of the various siddhis (perfections) mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.11-13. Accordingly, “by excellent Sādhakas (tantric practitioners) wishing the Siddhi (eg., uccāṭa), the mantrasādhana should be performed in advance, for the sake of the Siddhi. One would not attain any Siddhi without the means of mantra-vidhāna (the classification of mantra)”.

According to verse 1.49, “One should recite a mantra using the index finger and thumb for the vidveṣa and uccāṭa (extirpating enemies)”. According to verse 1.52, for the uccāṭa, one should recite a mantra until sunset at the arrival of the rainy season. According to verse 153, the uccāṭa should be performed in the afternoon. According to verse .156, “Śaṅkara said that the 14th or 8th of the dark half month, whichever day is a Saturday, is specially recommended for japa (recitation) of the uccāṭa”. According to verse 1.64, the ardha-svastika (half-cross) posture (āsana) is recommended for uccāṭa. According to verse 1.65, performing on Cyperus grass in an empty shire is recommended for uccāṭa.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uccāṭa (उच्चाट) refers to “driving away” (viz., ailments, roga), which is mentioned as obtainable through the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] the worship with Japā flowers (China rose) brings about the death of enemies (śatrumṛtyu). Karavīra flowers drive away all ailments (roga-uccāṭa)”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uccāṭa (उच्चाट).—& uccāṭaṇēṃ See ucāṭa & ucāṭaṇēṃ.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uccaṭa (उच्चट).—Tin.

Derivable forms: uccaṭam (उच्चटम्).

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Uccatā (उच्चता).—Height, superiority.

See also (synonyms): uccatva.

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Uccaṭā (उच्चटा).—

1) Pride, arrogance.

2) Habit, usage.

3) A kind of garlic.

4) Name of different plants; गुञ्जा, चूडाला, भूम्यामलकी, नागरमुस्ता (guñjā, cūḍālā, bhūmyāmalakī, nāgaramustā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uccaṭā (उच्चटा).—f.

(-ṭā) 1. Pride, arrogance. 2. Habit, usage. 3. A kind of garlic. 4. A species of grass, (a cyperus.) 5. A shrub, (Abrus precatorius.) 6. A sort of sorrel. E. ut and caṭ to injure, ac and ṭāp affs.

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Uccatā (उच्चता).—f.

(-tā) Height; also uccatva n.

(-tvaṃ) E. tal or tva added to ucca.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uccatā (उच्चता).—[ucca + tā], f. Superiority, Mahābhārata 3, 10635.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Uccatā (उच्चता):—[=ucca-tā] [from ucca] f. height, superiority, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] the apex of the orbit of a planet, [Sūryaprajñapti]

3) Uccāṭa (उच्चाट):—[=uc-cāṭa] [from uc-caṭ] m. ruining (an adversary), causing (a person) to quit his occupation by means of magical incantations, [Mantramahodadhi]

4) Uccaṭā (उच्चटा):—f. ([etymology] doubtful), pride, arrogance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) habit, usage, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a species of cyperus, [Suśruta]

7) a kind of garlic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Abrus Precatorius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Flacourtia Cataphracta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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