Upanishkramana, Upaniṣkramaṇa: 4 definitions
Upanishkramana 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.
The Sanskrit term Upaniṣkramaṇa can be transliterated into English as Upaniskramana or Upanishkramana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
Upaniṣkramaṇa (उपनिष्क्रमण) refers to one of the eleven saṃskāras (purificatory rites of fire) forming part of preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Going out, issuing.
2) One of the Saṃskāras or religious rites, i. e. taking out a child for the first time into the open air (which is usually performed in the fourth month of its age); cf. चतुर्थे मासि कर्तव्यं शिशोर्निष्क्रमणं गृहात् (caturthe māsi kartavyaṃ śiśorniṣkramaṇaṃ gṛhāt) Ms.2.34.
3) A main or royal road.
Derivable forms: upaniṣkramaṇam (उपनिष्क्रमणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) 1. A main or royal road. 2. An instituted observance or Sanskara, taking a child in the fourth month of its age into the open air. 3. Going forth. E. upa and ni before kram to go, affix lyuṭ, and sa inserted.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upaniṣkramaṇa (उपनिष्क्रमण):—[=upa-niṣkramaṇa] [from upaniṣ-kram] n. the act of going of stepping out towards, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]
2) [v.s. ...] taking a child in the fourth month of its age for the first time into the open air (usually called niṣkramaṇa q.v., one of the Saṃskāras or religious rites; cf. [Manu-smṛti ii, 34]), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a main road, road, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra ix, 65; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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