Uttaramnaya, Uttara-amnaya, Uttarāmnāya: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Uttaramnaya in Shaivism glossary
Source: Google Books: The Canon of the Śaivāgama and the The Kubjikā Tantras

Uttarāmnāya (उत्तराम्नाय).—The energy which devours Kālīkaulika manifests in this āmnāya. She is Kāleśvarī and practices Kaulācāra, contains Kaula (kaulagarbha), is the arising of Kaula and is Trikaula. She resides in the Centre of Birth (janmādhāra). this is the Supreme Tradition (paramāmnāya), Divyaugha transmitted “from ear to ear”. It is Kālikākulakrama and is twelve-fold taught by Krodharāja and called Actionless Knowledge (niṣkriyājñāna).

From the centre of the sun (sūrya) emerges another Sun (ravi) which is the inner light that illumines the entire universe. It is surrounded by the rays of the Sun-goddess, Bhānavīkaulinī, also known as Kauleśvarī and Kulagahvarī. She is the rays of the Sun which shines in the centre of the sacrificial hearth of the Great Sky of the Ocean of Śiva. The Great Mantra consisting of the sixty-four Bhairava wombs (yoni) arises and dissolves here. In the centre of the Hearth of the Sun (bhānavīkuṇḍa) is the Wheel of Dissolution which is one’s own true nature (svasvabhāva). Destroying both Being and Non-neing, it is the Fire of Consciousness personified as the goddess Kulakṛṣodarī. All this is the Supreme Brahman which is one’s own nature (svasvabhāva).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Uttaramnaya in Hinduism glossary
Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

Uttaramnaya contains Vidyās for

  • Mudra Navakam or mantras for nine mudrās
  • Viravāli or the five presiding Devatās of the universe (Brahma, Viṣṇu, Rudra, Īśvara and Sada-Śiva)
  • Forms of Durga, Candi, Kāli etc.
Source: bhagavadgitausa.com: Sadasiva

Uttara-amnaya, the North Doctrine, is concerned with Grace and Compassion of Sadasiva, Jnana Marga and 36 Tatttvas.

The North Face (of Sadasiva) of blue color (Different texts differ in the color attribution to the heads of Sadasiva.) with three eyes revealed Bhadrakali, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Dakshinakalika, Dhumavati, Durga, Ekajata, Gauri, Guhyakah, Jayadurga, Katyayani, Mahakali, Mahishamardini, Matangi, Navadurga, Nilasarasvati, Pratyangira, Smashanakalika, Taritni, Ugratara, Vashuli, Vishalakshi their rites and Mantras. 

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uttaramnaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uttarāmnāya (उत्तराम्नाय):—[from uttara > ut-tama] m. Name of a sacred book of the Śāktas.

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Uttaramnaya 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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