Uddiyanaka, Uḍḍiyānaka: 2 definitions


Uddiyanaka 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Uḍḍiyānaka (उड्डियानक) is another name for Uḍḍiyāna or Oḍḍiyāna, which is a Mahāpīṭha (main sacred seat) and refers to one of the ten places visited by the Goddess on her pilgrimage, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Uḍḍiyāna is probably the best “average” form of the name across the different schools. It is the one generally preferred in the Kālīkrama sources and may well be the original one. But note that Śitikaṇṭha uses two spellings, Uḍḍiyāna and Oḍḍiyāna, in the same sentence (op. cit. p. 4950). Clearly the latter is a common variant and it is this one or some variant beginning with the same vowel that is, on the whole, the main spelling in the Kubjikā sources.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uddiyanaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Uḍḍiyānaka (उड्डियानक).—= prec.: Mahā-Māyūrī 97 (see Lévi p. 105 ff.).

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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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