Uddishya, Uddiśya: 8 definitions


Uddishya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Uddiśya can be transliterated into English as Uddisya or Uddishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य) refers to “(having something or someone as) the objective (of one’s penance)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Then the demon Tāraka, of great strength and exploit, endowed with a lofty mind, requested permission of his mother for performing penance. The permission having been secured, that demon possessing great power of illusion and capable of deluding even experts in the magical art, thought of performing penance in order to conquer all the gods. Strictly adhering to the directions of his elders and preceptors he went to the forest of Madhu and performed a severe penance duly, having Brahmā as his objective [i.e., uddiśya]. [...]”.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य) refers to “having shown” (what is beneficial), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who throw you into the whirlpool of life are certainly not [your] friends. Having shown (uddiśya) [you] what is beneficial, yogis will form a kinship with you”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य).—ind.

1) With reference to, aiming at, in the direction of, towards; वध्यशिलामुद्दिश्य प्रस्थितः (vadhyaśilāmuddiśya prasthitaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

2) For, for the sake of, on account of, in the name of; त्वां° (tvāṃ°) Ś.3 on thy account; किं (kiṃ) for what purpose, on what account; निमित्तम्° (nimittam°) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.283 for some cause; त्वामु- द्दिश्य सभाजनाक्षराणि (tvāmu- ddiśya sabhājanākṣarāṇi) M.5. in your name.

3) Demanding, stipulating for.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य).—ind. Having shewn or explained. 2. Stipulating for, demanding. E. ut, diś to show, ya aff.

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

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य).—([gerund]) aiming at; used as [preposition] [with] [accusative] = towards, with regard to, for the sake of, concerning, about.

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

1) Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य):—[=ud-diśya] [from ud-diś] [indeclinable participle] having shown or explained

2) [v.s. ...] stipulating for, demanding

3) [v.s. ...] (used as a preposition) aiming at, in the direction of

4) [v.s. ...] with reference to

5) [v.s. ...] towards

6) [v.s. ...] with regard to, for, for the sake of, in the name of etc. (with [accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Śakuntalā etc.]

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

Uddiśya (उद्दिश्य):—[ud-diśya] ind. Respecting, concerning, about.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uddiśya (ಉದ್ದಿಶ್ಯ):—[noun] an end aimed at; an objective; a design, an intention, a purpose; an author’s or artist’s aim or intended meaning in a literary work, a painting etc.

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Uddiśya (ಉದ್ದಿಶ್ಯ):—[adverb] for this reason; for the purpose of; for the sake of; on account of.

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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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