Ujjhita, Ujjhitā: 16 definitions


Ujjhita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “devoid (of power)”, according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā verse 12.102-103.—Accordingly, “One should know that the empowered condition (śākta) of this sort is the secret in the Kaulika scripture. Āṇava and Śākta, along with the Śāmbhava planes—one should know that all (of these are) empowered (śākta), and are nowhere devoid [i.e., ujjhita] of power”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to the “pouring down” (of water) [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The Earth, by means of her arms, the waves, adorned by the lotus, the swan, the ruddy goose and the water-crow appears to welcome the appearance of Agastya with her offerings of gems, abundant flowers and fruits. The poisonous and hot waters poured down by cloud-covered serpents by order of Indra [i.e., ujjhitaamarapājñayojjhitaṃ] become pure and fit for use on the reappearance of the star Canopus”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “(being) free of (the perception of duality)”, according to the Mahānayaprakāśa by Arṇasiṃha (Cf. verse 182-197).—Accordingly, “The supreme arising of the Wheel of Emanation  has (also) been explained from this, the aforementioned point of view, to be the supreme expansion (of consciousness) that is incomparable and void of (phenomenal) existence. Those rays of consciousness that, luminous, free of phenomenal signs and limitations are the sole cause of the outpouring of the four levels of Speech, are the best of Siddhas, namely, Khagendra and the rest who, always free of the perception of duality (bhedagraha-ujjhita), reside in the abode of the Void (of pure consciousness) in the form of the perceiving subject. [...]”

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Ujjhitā (उज्झिता) refers to “(that which is) abandoned ”, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 1.116-125.—Accordingly, “[...] And there is no rebirth (udbhava) in this world for those Pāśupata sages who follow the observance of the skull, they who abide by the Atimārga. For the practitioners of the Atimārga there is only indifference. Those who have set out on the Atimārga only delight in indifference. Those who die on the saline ground go along that path, but of all saline grounds Vārāṇasī is the best, O sage. And there is no sprouting for those who die there. The body abandoned (ujjhitā) on the cremation ground merges in the Lord of Time (kālarāja-laya). [...]”.

2) Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “(being) free of the (unmeritorious karma)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “The Sādhaka is of two kinds. On the one hand, there is the śivadharmī, for whom the cosmic path is purified by Śaiva mantras and who is yoked to [particular] mantras that are to be mastered; he is knowledgeable, consecrated [to office], and devoted to the propitiation of mantras. This Śaiva Sādhaka is capable [of mastering] the threefold supernatural powers. The second [kind of Sādhaka] adheres to the mundane path and is devoted to the performance of good and meritorious works; desiring the fruits produced by [his] karma, he abides solely [devoted to] meritorious [karma], free of the unmeritorious (aśubha-ujjhita). [The Guru] should always perform the destruction of the unmeritorious portion [of the candidate’s karma] with mantras”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “being free from (all danger)”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.210-211, while describing the meditation on the kālahaṃsa]—“Either by reciting or meditating on the kālahaṃsa, O Goddess, [the practitioner] becomes Śiva [who] has the form of kāla and acts freely (or as Svacchanda) like kāla. Death has been destroyed, [the Yogin] has abandoned old age, is free from all danger (sarvabhaya-ujjhita) [caused by] disease, [he] knows, learns, and day-dreams. [He] gains the all supreme siddhis, [which] arise constantly as a result of conquering kāla”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ujjhita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “being free from” (all sense-objects), according to the Yogatārāvalī: a short Yoga text of twenty-nine verses presenting Haṭhayoga as the means to Rājayoga (i.e., Samādhi).—Accordingly, while describing the states of waking, sleep, life and death: “For those [Yogins] situated in [the state of] Rājayoga whose gaze is free from (ujjhita) all sense objects, here there is no waking, no state of sleep, no life, no death and no mind”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “having gone astray” (from the virtuous path), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to you, the soul of all, obeisance to Śiva the remover of distress, [...] O Śiva, dear to the gods, save us, the gods who have no other go, by killing all the Asuras instantaneously. We are practically destroyed by the Tripuras. O lord Śiva, they are now deluded by your magic. O lord, they have gone astray (ujjhita) from the virtuous path through the expedient taught by Viṣṇu. [...]”.

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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

Ujjhita (उज्झित) refers to “(being) free from (attachment to things)” [?], according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “[...] But there is nothing in the world which is permanent except the natural characteristics of knowledge and perception  of the self. This is contemplation on the transitory nature of things. He who contemplates thus is free from intense attachment to persons and things (bhukta-ujjhita), and hence he does not feel stress when he loses them or separates from them as in the case of the garlands used and cast off”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ujjhita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ujjhita : (pp. of ujjhati) forsaken; cast away; thrown out.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ujjhita, (pp. of ujjhati) destitute, forsaken; thrown out, cast away M. I, 296 (+ avakkhitta); Th. 1, 315 (itthi); 2, 386 (cp. ThA. 256 vātakkhitto viya yo koci dahano); Dh. 58 (= chaḍḍita of sweepings DhA. I, 445); J. III, 499; V, 302; VI, 51. (Page 128)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ujjhita (उज्झित).—p S Left, abandoned, forsaken, castaway.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ujjhita (उज्झित).—a.

1) Left, abandoned.

2) Emitted, discharged (as water); अविरतोज्झितवारि (aviratojjhitavāri) Kirātārjunīya 5.6.

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

Ujjhita (उज्झित).—[adjective] forsaken, left; destitute of, free from ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Ujjhita (उज्झित):—[from ujjh] mfn. left, abandoned

2) [v.s. ...] free from, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Śakuntalā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] left off, discontinued

4) [v.s. ...] emitted, discharged (as water), [Kirātārjunīya v, 6.]

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

Ujjhita (उज्झित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ujjhiya.

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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

Ujjhita (ಉಜ್ಝಿತ):—[adjective] abandoned; given up; forsaken; deserted.

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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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