Ucchedana: 12 definitions


Ucchedana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Uchchhedana.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन) refers to “uprooting”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva, an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, while describing Raudrī (Rudraśakti): “Vaḍavāmukha, very powerful and impelled by the Wind, removes (his enemies) forcefully and arises like the Fire of Time. Applied by the adept (sādhaka) (he) certainly dries up, destroys, kills, removes, uproots families [i.e., kula-ucchedana] and whatever else is required when applied by an adept. I will tell you (the mantra of) Vaḍavāmukha, listen now to how it is: [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ucchedana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन) or Samucchedana refers to “destroying (the doubts of beings)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 15).—Accordingly, “[...] Finally, the Buddha appeared in the world and preached the Dharma to destroy the doubts of beings (sattva-saṃśaya-samucchedana): this cannot be denied. Just as one cannot ask the sun (sūrya) why it chases away the shadows (andhakāta), in the same say one cannot ask the Buddha why he responds [to questions that are asked of him]. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ucchedana in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ucchedana, (adj.) (fr. ud + chid) cutting off, destroying; f. °anī J. V, 16 (surā). (Page 128)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ucchedana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन).—

1) Cutting off.

2) Extirpation, eradication, destruction, putting an end to; सतां भवोच्छेदकरः पिता ते (satāṃ bhavocchedakaraḥ pitā te) R.14.74.

3) Excision.

Derivable forms: ucchedanam (उच्छेदनम्).

See also (synonyms): uccheda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन).—; f. °nī, adj. (= Pali id.; in Sanskrit nt. subst.), cutting off, destroying, or destroyer: Jātakamālā 103.10 °nī vittavatāṃ kulānāṃ (surā). Same line in Pali Jātaka (Pali) v.16.27.

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

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन).—i. e. ud-ckid + ana, n. Extermination, [Pañcatantra] 53, 25.

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

1) Ucchedana (उच्छेदन):—[=uc-chedana] [from uc-chid] n. cutting off

2) [v.s. ...] extirpating, destroying, destruction, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uccheyaṇa.

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Ucchedana in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ucchedana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ucchedana (उच्छेदन):—(nm) cutting off, rooting out, uprooting.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ucchedana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ucchēdana (ಉಚ್ಛೇದನ):—[noun] = ಉಚ್ಛಿತ್ತಿ [ucchitti].

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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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