The word uttara in the titles of texts, particularly "saiva tantras
mjslouber at BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Aug 22 16:10:51 UTC 2007
Dear Indology members,
I am working on a "saiva gaaru.da-/bhuutatantra text called the
kriyaakaalagu.nottara, and am trying to understand the title,
particularly the final member of the compound, uttara. Thus far I can
see three main possibilities:
1. uttara as a generic honorific appended in the sense of 'The Higher
(tantra) of ...'
2. uttara as a parinipaata only with gu.na, in the sense of 'The Higher
3. in this context of a conversation between "Siva and Kaarttikeya, uttara
in the sense of 'reply (concerning)...'
I would be grateful for any feedback in this matter and/or other possible
interpretations I have missed.
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