Ucchvasa, Ucchvāsa: 14 definitions
Ucchvasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Uchchhvasa.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास) refers to “in-breathing”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Thus, it is beyond Form (rūpa) and Part (pada) and its sphere (of existence) is beyond the beyond. It is not an object of meditation. It is not involved in concentration, meditation or Yoga. There is no exhalation, no inhalation or retention of the breath. It is free of in-breathing and out-breathing [i.e., ucchvāsa-svāsa-nirmukta] and it has no form or characterizing feature. It resides in the teacher's lotus mouth -it cannot be obtained otherwise (except from there)”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास) refers to the “breath”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] Sadāśiva is the support and receptacle of all lores. Of what avail is learning to Him who is perfect and the supreme soul? At the beginning of the Kalpa, all the Vedas were given by Śiva to Viṣṇu in the form of breath [i.e., ucchvāsa-rūpa]. Who can be a good lord equal to Him? How can He be measured in age, He who is primordial to everything and everyone. Even primordial nature (Prakṛti) is born of Him. Of what avail is then Energy to Him? [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास, “respiration”) refers to one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by respiration (ucchvāsa) body-making karma? The karmas rise of which cause breathing activity are respiration body-making karmas.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—m Breathing. An air-hole or spiracle (of a water conduit).
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) Breath, exhalation, breathing out; मुखोच्छ्वासगन्धम् (mukhocchvāsagandham) V.4.22; Ṛtusaṃhāra 1.3; Meghadūta 14.
2) Support of life, being alive; तदद्याप्युच्छ्वासो भवति (tadadyāpyucchvāso bhavati) Uttararāmacarita 3.3; R.158.
3) A sigh.
4) Consolation, encouragement; Amaruśataka 13.
5) Expiring, dying.
6) An air-hole.
7) A division or chapter of a book, as of the Harṣa-charita; cf. अध्याय (adhyāya).
8) Froth, foam; सिन्धोरुच्छ्वासे पतयन्तमुक्षणम् (sindhorucchvāse patayantamukṣaṇam) Ṛgveda 9.86.43.
9) Swelling up, rising, increasing.
Derivable forms: ucchvāsaḥ (उच्छ्वासः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-saḥ) 1. Breath, breathing, inspiration. 2. A sigh. 3. Consolation, encouragement. 4. Division of a book. E. ut up, and śvas to breathe, ghañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—i. e. ud-śvas + a m. 1. Breathing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 65, 7. 2. Growing a little more conspicuoes (of a colour), [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 142. 3. Breath, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 105. 4. Sighing, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 100. 5. A division of a book, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—[masculine] = [preceding] [neuter] + exhaling, expiring, draught (in drinking); sigh, death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास):—[=uc-chvāsa] [from uc-chvas] m. breathing out
2) [v.s. ...] breath, deep inspiration, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Suśruta; Śakuntalā; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] expiration, death, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] sigh, [Mahābhārata; Meghadūta; Amaru-śataka]
5) [v.s. ...] froth, yeast, foam, [Ṛg-veda ix, 86, 43]
6) [v.s. ...] swelling up, rising, increasing
7) [v.s. ...] consolation, encouragement, [Horace H. Wilson]
8) [v.s. ...] pause in a narration, division of a book (e.g. of the Daśakumāra-carita)
9) [v.s. ...] an air-hole, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ussāsa.
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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
Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास) [Also spelled uchchhaps]:—(nm) exhalation, aspiration; sigh; chapter (of a book), hence ~[sita] (a); ~[sī] (a).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the act of breathing out; exhalation.
2) [noun] the air that breathed out.
3) [noun] the act of taking the breath in.
4) [noun] a main division of a book; a chapter.
5) [noun] the act of selling; an instance of it.
6) [noun] cessation of life; death.
7) [noun] (Jain.) a unit of time.
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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Partial matches: Uc.
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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 2 - On measurable time < [Chapter 7]
Part 3 - On the commencement of rainfall < [Chapter 1]
Part 1 - On respirations (ucchvāsa) < [Chapter 1]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 194 - Description of Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 272 - Characteristics of Different Yugas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 23 - Śiva’s Marriage < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattva 3: Puṇya (merit) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Appendix 1.2: types of karma < [Appendices]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter IV.b - Two bodies of the Self (subtle and gross) < [Chapter IV - The concept of Self]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 2.13 - One-sensed beings (sthāvara) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Verse 5.40 - The extent of the conventional time (vyavahāra-kāla) < [Chapter 5 - The Non-living Substances]
Verse 8.25 - The types of karmas that constitute merit (puṇya) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]