Uttamsa, Uttaṃsa: 12 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस) refers to a “crest”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I take refuge with the goddesses of becoming minute and other great accomplishments for the sake of success. They hold wish-fulfilling jewels in both hands. They are moon-crested (candra-uttaṃsā), three-eyed, and red in complexion. I revere Brahmāṇī and the other mother-goddesses. They carry a skull-bowl and red lily in their hands, their bodies are dark-colored like the leaves of bamboo, and they are clad in lovely [red] clothes resembling bandhūka flowers. [...]”.
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
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस).—a. Sharpening, whetting (as jihvājāḍya): तथाम्ललवणोत्तंसैर्विविधै रागखाण्डवैः (tathāmlalavaṇottaṃsairvividhai rāgakhāṇḍavaiḥ) Rām.5.11.18.
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Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस).—[ud taṃs ac]
1) A crest, chaplet, an ornament worn on the crown of the head; उत्तंसानहरत वारि मूर्ध- जेभ्यः (uttaṃsānaharata vāri mūrdha- jebhyaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 8.57; सुधांशुकलितोत्तंसस्तापं हरतु वः शिवः (sudhāṃśukalitottaṃsastāpaṃ haratu vaḥ śivaḥ) Chandr. 5.59; cf. कर्णोत्तंस (karṇottaṃsa).
2) An ear-ring; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.18; Bv.2.55. नोत्तंसं क्षिपति क्षितौ श्रवणतः (nottaṃsaṃ kṣipati kṣitau śravaṇataḥ) S. D.
Derivable forms: uttaṃsaḥ (उत्तंसः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-saḥ-saṃ) 1. An earring. 2. A crest. E. ut much, and tasi a Sautra root, to ornament, affix ac.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस).—i. e. ud-taṃs + a, m. 1. An ear-ring, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 138. 2. A crest.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस).—[masculine] crown, wreath of flowers.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस):—[=ut-taṃsa] m. (√tan), a crest, chaplet
2) [v.s. ...] a wreath worn on the crown of the head, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
3) [v.s. ...] an earring, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] (figuratively) an ornament, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bālarāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस):—[uttaṃ+sa] (saḥ) 1. m. An earring; a crest.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uttaṃsa.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avataṃsa.
2) Uttaṃsa (उत्तंस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uttaṃsa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] an ornament, chaplet, a wreath etc., worn on the crown of the head.
2) [noun] an ear-ring; an ornament for the ear.
3) [noun] (fig.) the best or most excellent man (among).
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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