Uccha, Ucchā: 2 definitions
Uccha means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Uchchha.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Ucchā (उच्छा) is the name of a city associated with Varuṇa, which refers to one of the 25½ countries of the Kṣetrāryas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions [e.g., kṣetra (country)]. [...] The kṣetrāryas are born in the 15 Karmabhumis. Here in Bharata they have 25½ places of origin (e.g., Varuṇa), distinguishable by cities (e.g., Ucchā) in which the birth of Tīrthakṛts, Cakrabhṛts, Kṛṣṇas, and Balas takes place”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Uccha (उच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ukṣan.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+60): Uccaishrava, Uccaishravassu, Uccaishravatva, Ucchaa, Ucchaa, Ucchada, Ucchada-ananem, Ucchadaka, Ucchadana, Ucchadesi, Ucchadeti, Ucchadia, Ucchadita, Ucchadya, Ucchagga, Ucchaha, Ucchaha, Ucchahana, Ucchahate, Ucchahati.
Ends with (+96): Adhijeguccha, Agnipuccha, Ajitapuccha, Alakagucca, Alavaka Puccha, Anapuccha, Apakshapuccha, Apuccha, Arddhaguccha, Ardhaguccha, Ashvapuccha, Asipuccha, Atituccha, Atuccha, Auccha, Auccha, Bhogaguccha, Cakraguccha, Calapuccha, Camarapuccha.
Full-text: Ucchas, Ucchalita, Ucchadana, Ucchanna, Ucchalana, Ukshan, Ucchastravarttin, Mandoccha, Parnamacala, Guluncha, Parijagarati, Parijagrati, Ucch, Shiloccha, Uccagotra, Ucca, Ucchada, Varuna, Vash.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.48.1 < [Sukta 48]
Rig Veda 6.65.6 < [Sukta 65]
Rig Veda 5.79.9 < [Sukta 79]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 29: The people in the Manuṣyaloka < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)