Uttarasha, Uttarāśā, Uttara-asha: 7 definitions


Uttarasha 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 Uttarāśā can be transliterated into English as Uttarasa or Uttarasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Uttarāśā (उत्तराशा) refers to the “northern quarter”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The Face of the Unborn, free of defects, is the penetration of the energy of the will. Conjoined with the energy of knowledge (the face of) Īśāna is located above. It is said that the eastern face of the goddess is Tatpuruṣa. Aghora is the face that abides permanently in the western quarter . O lord of the gods, one should worship the face of Vāma located in the northern quarter (uttarāśā-gata). The face called Sadyojāta should be worshipped in the western quarter. The face of Picu is that of Śakti and faces downwards”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uttarasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uttarāśā (उत्तराशा).—the northern direction. °अधिपतिः, -पतिः (adhipatiḥ, -patiḥ) the regent of the northern direction, an epithet of Kubera.

Uttarāśā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and āśā (आशा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uttarāśā (उत्तराशा).—f.

(-śā) The north. E. uttara and āśā region.

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

Uttarāśā (उत्तराशा):—[from uttara > ut-tama] f. the northern quarter

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

Uttarāśā (उत्तराशा):—[uttarā+śā] (śā) 1. f. The north.

[Sanskrit to German]

Uttarasha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uttarasha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uttarasa (ಉತ್ತರಸ):—[noun] = ಉತ್ತರಾಸ [uttarasa].

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Uttarāsa (ಉತ್ತರಾಸ):—

1) [noun] the horizontal crosspiece of the door frame; the lintel.

2) [noun] (dial.) a length of wood, masonry, etc. along the bottom of a doorway; threshold; door-sill.

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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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