Uccatana, Uccāṭana: 19 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchatana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) refers to “driving out enemies”, which is mentioned as obtainable through the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] in order to drive out enemies (uccāṭana), the number of worship is the same as before [for details, see text]. For exterminating enemies, worship is for a hundred thousand times and for enchantment worship is half that number”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) refers to “expulsion”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—[...] In the mantras of the later Kubjikā Tantras, PHREṂ is largely replaced by the variant KHPHREṂ as it is already in the Śrīmatottara where it is called the seed-syllable of Śivā. [...] According to Abhinava, when it is uttered correctly, everything dissolves away into Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī's abode. [...] Moreover, it is used in the magical acts of murder and expulsion (uccāṭana). It is the main part of the practice (sādhana) related to the Śākinīs (‘witches’) and brings about the accomplishment of Vetālas, Rākṣasas and Lāmās and other reformed demons.

Source: Google books: Genesis and Development of Tantra (Shaktism)

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन, “expelling”) refers to one of the twelve kinds of black magic (abhicāra) which represents one of the various Siddhis (“supernatural powers”) according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata: an ancient Sanskrit text devoted to cults of Goddesses as the Vidyāpīṭha or Vidyā Corpus.—Although Vedic rituals were a reliable way for the people of ancient India to fulfill their objectives, Tantric rites too claim to bring about the attainment of wishes. [...] In the Siddhayogeśvarīmata, the objectives of the rites are classified as siddhis [e.g., twelve kinds of black magic (abhicāras) such as expelling someone (uccāṭana)]. They belong to the category of supernatural phenomena and seem to be considerably different from the types of wish people expected to gain from the Vedic rituals that still remained within the sphere of everyday life.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) refers to “driving off (adversaries)”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] By astonishing, [magical] feats such as [creating] enmity [among friends], driving off (uccāṭana) and killing [adversaries] and by [tantric] mantras [of all kinds], [deluded] multiplicity multiplies. By all [yogic] practices, the various Bandhas and Mudrās, nothing but union with ignorance [is achieved]. Meditation on points in the body, the channels [of vitality] and the six Cakras is an error of mind. Therefore, having abandoned all that, [because it has been] constructed by the mind, resort to the no-mind [state]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (mantra)

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन, “eradicating”) refers to one of the eight divisions of the object or purpose of a Mantra, according to the Śrīpraśṇa-saṃhitā (verse 50.70-2).—Mantras refers to “that which is chanted by people to obtain their spiritual aspirations”.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Uccāṭaṇa (उच्चाटण) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Uccāṭaṇa is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Bilva; with the female world-guardian (lokapālinī) named Bhūtinī; with a female serpent (nāginī) and with a female cloud (meghinī).

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Tibetan Buddhism)

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) refers to “drive away” (one’s adversary), according to verse 14.24bd-27 of the Laghuśaṃvara, an ancient Buddhist Yoginī Tantra.—Accordingly, [while describing the Siddhi of speech]: “The Sādhaka [who has] the Siddhi of speech can certainly attract a king or queen by [merely] thinking [it]. He quickly controls gods, demons and men. When angry, he can kill with his speech and drive away (uccāṭana) his adversary. The practitioner can thus effect a curse with his speech. And he can stop a river, a cart, a machine [like a water-wheel,] the ocean, elephants and horses, clouds, a man or bird merely by means of his speech. He achieves everything which he desires by his speech”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uccāṭana (उच्चाटन).—n (S) pop. uccāṭaṇa n Bringing upon a person, through charms and incantations, disgust with his abode or occupation, and causing him to quit it: also causing of idiocy in a person. 2 The magical process for this purpose. 3 Expulsion or turning out gen.; ousting out.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) [-ṇa, -ण].—n Expulsion or turning out.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन).—

1) Driving away, expulsion, removal from a place; उच्चाटनं त्वमपि लम्भयसे तदेव (uccāṭanaṃ tvamapi lambhayase tadeva) Kuval.

2) Separation.

3) Eradication; तापत्रयोच्चाटनम् (tāpatrayoccāṭanam) Viś. Guṇa. 533; extirpation (of a plant).

4) A kind of charm or magical incantation.

5) Working this charm, ruining one's enemy, making a person leave his business by magical spells by making him disgusted with it.

-naḥ Name of one of the five arrows of Kāma.

Derivable forms: uccāṭanam (उच्चाटनम्).

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

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Eradicating as a plant. 2. Ruining, (as an individual.) 3. Causing a person’s ruin by magical incantations. E. ucca up, and aṭana going.

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

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन).—i. e. ud-caṭ + ana, n. 1. Ruin, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 61, 16. 2. The name of one of the arrows of Kāma, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 7, 3.

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

1) Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन):—[=uc-cāṭana] [from uc-caṭ] mf(ī)n. ruining (an adversary)

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the five arrows of Kāma, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

3) [v.s. ...] n. eradicating (a plant)

4) [v.s. ...] overthrow, upsetting, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] causing (a person) to quit (his occupation by means of magical incantations), [Prabodha-candrodaya etc.]

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

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन):—[uccā+ṭana] (naṃ) 1. n. Eradicating.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uccāḍaṇa.

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Uccatana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) [Also spelled uchchatan]:—(nm) causing (a person) to quit his occupation by means of magical incantation.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uccāṭana (ಉಚ್ಚಾಟನ):—[noun] = ಉಚ್ಚಾಟನೆ [uccatane].

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