Uttaratantra, Uttara-tantra: 9 definitions


Uttaratantra 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र).—The Uttara-tantra is part of the Sushruta Samhita, an ayurvedic text. Together with the Purva-tantra, they describe the sciences and practices of medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, diseases of the ear, nose, throat and eye, toxicology, aphrodisiacs and psychiatry.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र) refers to one of the six sections of the Suśrutasaṃhitā, an important Ayurvedic treatise. The discourses of the teacher Divodasa are believed to be summarised by his disciple Suśruta, who wrote the work Suśrutasaṃhitā in 4th century CE. Suśrutasaṃhitā contains six sections [viz., uttaratantra].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र) refers to the “highest teaching”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“Now, at this moment, I will tell the highest-most teaching (uttaratantratantram uttaram uttamam) to be worshipped with this mantra, for the sake of peace from all calamities, resulting in the fruits of all siddhis. [He worships] Deva as Tumburu in the middle of an eight petaled lotus, in the maṇḍala, [starting] in the East, O Devī. [The Sādhaka] honors the Lord who is ten-armed, five-faced, and three eyed, with the form and faces like Sadāśiva. [...]”.

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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)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The Uttara-tantra contains four specialities, namely Salakya, Kaumarabruthya, Kayacikitsa and Bhutavidya. The entire Uttara-tantra has been called Aupadravika, since many of the complications of surgical procedures as well as fever, dysentery, cough, hiccough, krmi-roga, pandu, kamala, etc., are briefly described here. The Salakya-tantra portion of the Uttara-tantra describes various diseases of the eye, the ear, the nose and the head.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र).—Name of a supplementary section in the medical work of Suśruta.

Derivable forms: uttaratantram (उत्तरतन्त्रम्).

Uttaratantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and tantra (तन्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a part of some Tantra. L. 249. Tu7b. 11. Comp. Oxf. 90^a. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^a, in Śāktānandataraṅgiṇī Oxf. 103^b, by Gaurīkānta Oxf. 109^a. Uttaratantre Puraścaraṇaviveka. L. 460.
—Mahākālakavaca. Burnell. 202^b.

2) Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र):—Probably, a part of a dictionary. Śivarāma on Vāsavadattā p. 184. 242.

3) Uttarātantra (उत्तरातन्त्र):—Quoted by Pūrṇānanda. L. 2067.

4) Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र):—tantra. Mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

5) Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र):—tantra, in 16 Paṭala. Hpr. 1, 35. Uttaratantre Kālikākavacam. L.. 1290, 10. 17.

6) Uttarātantra (उत्तरातन्त्र):—tantra. Rep. p. 16.

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

1) Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र):—[=uttara-tantra] [from uttara > ut-tama] n. ‘concluding doctrine’, Name of a supplementary section in the medical manual of Suśruta

2) [v.s. ...] also of supplementary portions of several other works.

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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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