Udbandhaka: 2 definitions


Udbandhaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Udbandhaka (उद्बन्धक) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Udbandhaka is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Piśāca and with the hell-guardian (narakapāla) named Piśācakī.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udbandhaka (उद्बन्धक).—Name of a mixed tribe (doing the duty of washermen); cf. Uśanas :--अयोगवेन विप्रायां जातास्ताम्रोप- जीविनः । तस्यैव नृपकन्यायां जातः सूनिक उच्यते ॥ सूनिकस्य नृपायां तु जाता उद्बन्धकाः स्मृताः । निर्णेजयेयुर्वस्त्राणि अस्पृशाश्च भवन्त्यतः (ayogavena viprāyāṃ jātāstāmropa- jīvinaḥ | tasyaiva nṛpakanyāyāṃ jātaḥ sūnika ucyate || sūnikasya nṛpāyāṃ tu jātā udbandhakāḥ smṛtāḥ | nirṇejayeyurvastrāṇi aspṛśāśca bhavantyataḥ) ||

Derivable forms: udbandhakaḥ (उद्बन्धकः).

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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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