Utkranti, Utkrānti, Utkramti: 14 definitions


Utkranti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) is a ritual by which a yogin may choose to take leave of mundane existence, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra.

Source: academia.edu: Chapter Nineteen of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) is another name for Utkramana, or the “yoga of dying” according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmatatantra and Saṃvarodayatantra.—When a practitioner realizes that his death is approaching through signs of death, the second option that he can take is to prepare for death. Utkramaṇa or Utkrānti is well known in Tantric texts as the yoga for preparing for death.

Source: academia.edu: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) refers to the “yogic suicide” and is dealt with in the Yogapāda section of the Mālinīvijayottara’s, which is concerned with the conquest of the levels of reality (tattvajaya).

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: WikiPedia: Vajrayana

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) [or Saṃkrānti] (Tibetan: འཕོ་བ་, phowa, Wylie: pho ba ) refers to the “Yoga of the transference of consciousness to a pure Buddha-field” and represents one of Nāropa’s Six Dharmas (ṣaḍdharma) in Tibetan Buddhist Tantric practices .—Phowa may be described as “transference of consciousness at the time of death”, “mindstream transference”, “the practice of conscious dying”, or “enlightenment without meditation”. In Tibetan Buddhism phowa is one of the Six Yogas of Naropa and also appears in many other lineages and systems of teaching. [...] Lama Thubten Yeshe taught on the subject of phowa that “We have to choose the right time to transfer our consciousness; we’re not allowed to do it at the wrong time because that becomes suicide”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) refers to the “intentional death of a Yogin”, according to commentaries on the Guhyasamājatantra.—The visualisation taught in verses 12-13 of the Mṛtasugatiniyojana is a modification of the mṛtasaṃjīvana practice elaborated in commentaries on the Guhyasamājatantra, which are classified as works of Jñānapāda school in the Tibetan canon. The utkrānti (intentional death of a yogin) is applied to the visualisations taught in verses 14-16.

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति) or Utkrāntiyoga (in Tibetan: Phowa) refers to “death (yoga)”, according to the Anuttarayoga Tantra divisions of Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhism, according to Buddhist teachings followed by the Newah in Nepal, Kathmandu Valley (whose roots can be traced to the Licchavi period, 300-879 CE).—What makes Anuttara Yoga unique is the nature of the deities visualized, wrathful and erotic, and the level of sophistication of the meditative practices which include caṇḍalī-yoga, "yogic heat", known as "Tummo" in Tibetan, which are breathing exercises using kuṇḍalinīyoga for generating internal heat originating from the pelvic bowl, utkrānti-yoga, "death yoga", known as "Phowa" in Tibetan, which is transference of consciousness at the time of death, and śmāśāna-yoga, "cremation ground yoga", meditations and ritual magic performed in cremation grounds.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

utkrānti (उत्क्रांति).—f Evolution. utkrāntivāda m The doctrine of evolution.

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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

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति).—f.

1) Going up or out, departure. योगधारणयोत्क्रान्तिः संवादो नारदाजयोः (yogadhāraṇayotkrāntiḥ saṃvādo nāradājayoḥ) Bhāgavata 12.12.7.

2) The flight or passage of the soul (out of the body), death; उत्क्रान्तिगत्यागतीनाम् (utkrāntigatyāgatīnām) Br. Sūtra.2.3.19.

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

1) Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति):—[=ut-krānti] [from ut-kram] f. stepping up to, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] going out

3) [v.s. ...] passing away, dying, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Utkrānti (उत्क्रान्ति):—(ntiḥ) 2. f. Death.

[Sanskrit to German]

Utkranti in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Utkranti in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) reversal; death..—utkranti (उत्क्रांति) is alternatively transliterated as Utkrāṃti.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Utkrāṃti (ಉತ್ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] a going up or out; departure.

2) [noun] the flight of the soul out of the body; death.

3) [noun] (Dvaita phil.) the departure of the soul from the body through a particular passage called ಬ್ರಹ್ಮನಾಡಿ [brahmanadi].

4) [noun] process of development, as from a simple to a complex form or of gradual, progressive change, as in a social and economic structure; evolution.

5) [noun] (in yogic exercises) a kind of controlled breathing.

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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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