Unmattarupa, Unmattarūpa, Unmatta-rupa: 3 definitions


Unmattarupa 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Unmattarūpa (उन्मत्तरूप) refers to “one resembling a mad man”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Looking like a mad man [i.e., unmattarūpa-dhṛk], the Yogi goes to a frightening (place). His hair is disheveled and, naked, he observes a vow of silence. (There) he should repeat (the Vidyā of) the goddess (mentally) a hundred thousand times and he should make a million (ayuta) offerings to the fire. (He should offer) human flesh (mahāpala) with clarified butter and bdellium (guggula) during the dark lunar fortnight. [...]”.

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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»] — Unmattarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unmattarūpa (उन्मत्तरूप).—a. maniac-like, mad in appearance.

Unmattarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms unmatta and rūpa (रूप). See also (synonyms): unmattadarśana.

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

Unmattarūpa (उन्मत्तरूप):—[=un-matta-rūpa] [from un-matta > un-mad] mfn. maniac-like, mad.

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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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