Udani, Udānī: 5 definitions



Udani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Udānī (उदानी):—Sixth of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Calanī, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Udānī, symbolize a relation to the wind. Udānī itself represents udāna, one of the five vital airs. They are presided over by the Bhairava Asitāṅga. Calanī is the fifth of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents wind.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udānī (उदानी).—Ā. To raise, elevate; विनेष्ये वा प्रियान् प्राणानुदानेष्येऽथवा यशः (vineṣye vā priyān prāṇānudāneṣye'thavā yaśaḥ) Bk.8.21.

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

Udānī (उदानी).—lead up or out ([especially] out of the water).

Udānī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms udā and (नी).

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

Udānī (उदानी):—[=ud-ā-√nī] [Parasmaipada] -nayati, to lead up or out of (water), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana] : [Ātmanepada] -nayate, to raise, elevate, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya viii, 21.]

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

Udanī (उदनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uṇṇī.

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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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