Uccatana, Uccāṭana: 15 definitions
Uccatana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Uchchatana.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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”.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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) Driving away, expulsion, removal from a place; उच्चाटनं त्वमपि लम्भयसे तदेव (uccāṭanaṃ tvamapi lambhayase tadeva) Kuval.
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
(-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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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
Uccāṭana (उच्चाटन) [Also spelled uchchatan]:—(nm) causing (a person) to quit his occupation by means of magical incantation.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Uccāṭana (ಉಚ್ಚಾಟನ):—[noun] = ಉಚ್ಚಾಟನೆ [uccatane].
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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