Uddu, Uḍḍu: 4 definitions


Uddu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uḍḍu (उड्डु) is the name of a sacred region, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] O (goddess) worshipped by the best of the gods! The god was also (your) disciple in the previous lineage and (having made of him) the venerable Oḍumaheśāna, he again gave (you) the Command. Grace (has come into the world) from (the time I said to you) ‘go to the land of Bhārata’. In order to reside again in the seat of Uḍḍu, bring about the emanation of the (of the universe) countless times”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Uddu [ಉದ್ದು] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna mungo var. mungo from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Vigna mungo, Azukia mungo, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus viridissimus. For the possible medicinal usage of uddu, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Uddu in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna mungo in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus radiatus Roxb. non L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Kew Bulletin (1956)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Cytologia (1991)
· Nucleus (1982)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1767)
· Cytologia (1989)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Uddu, for example health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uḍḍu (ಉಡ್ಡು):—[verb] to confront or act in opposition; to oppose.

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Uddu (ಉದ್ದು):—

1) [verb] to rub a) to move one’s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion; b) to move (one’s hand, a cloth, etc.) over or spread or apply (polish, etc.) on or over, a surface or object in this way; c) to move (a thing) against something else or move (things) over each other with pressure and friction; d) to apply pressure and friction to, for cleaning, polishing, smoothing, etc.

2) [verb] to remove by rubbing; to rub out, off or away.

3) [verb] to arouse anger or irritation.

4) [verb] to produce sound by rubbing the stick on a drum.

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Uddu (ಉದ್ದು):—

1) [noun] an annual pulse plant Phaseolus mungo of Papilionaceae family.

2) [noun] its black seedpod; black gram.

3) [noun] ಉದ್ದುಹುರಿ [udduhuri] uddu huri (fig.) to be engaged in a useless activity; ಉದ್ದು ಉಬ್ಬಿದರೆ ಮದ್ದಳೆ ಆದೀತೆ [uddu ubbidare maddale adite]? uddu ubbidare maddaḷe ādīte? (prov.) an ant-hill, however big it grows, cannot challenge the Everest; ಉದ್ದು ಉರುಳಿದರೆ ಹೆದ್ದಾರಿ ದಾಟೀತೆ [uddu urulidare heddari datite]? uddu uruḷidare heddāri dāṭīte? (prov.) one must know his limitations; ಉದ್ದು ಮದ್ದಲ್ಲ, ನಿದ್ದೆ ಯೋಗಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲ [uddu maddalla, nidde yogige salla] uddu maddige salla, nidde yōgige salla (prov.) utility of any thing must not be exaggerated nor should it be misconstrued; ಉದ್ದು ಮದ್ದಲ್ಲ, ಕಳ್ಳ ಸಬಗನಲ್ಲ್ಲ [uddu maddalla, kalla sabaganallla] uddu maddige salla, kaḷḷa sabaganalla (prov.) = ಉದ್ದು ಮದ್ದಲ್ಲ, ನಿದ್ದೆ ಯೋಗಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲ [uddu maddalla, nidde yogige salla].

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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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