Adhikaravat, Adhikāravat, Adhikaravan, Adhikāravān: 3 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Adhikaravat in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Adhikāravat (अधिकारवत्) refers to “one who is suitable (for Haṭhayoga)”, according to Vijñānabhikṣu in his sixteenth-century Sāṅkhyasāra verse 6.2-3.—Accordingly: “One who is not capable of Rājayoga, is suitable (adhikāravat) for Haṭhayoga. In the Yogavāsiṣṭha, Vasiṣṭha was taught thus by Bhusuṇḍa. In Rājayoga, one cultivates gnosis and, in Haṭhayoga, the breathing exercises and postures. [Both of] them are important. Since they are auxiliaries, one [depends on] the other. They should [both] be practised according to one's capacity”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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

Adhikāravat (अधिकारवत्).—a. [astyarthe ini matup vā]

1) Possessed of authority, having power; निःस्पृहो नाधिकारी स्यात् (niḥspṛho nādhikārī syāt) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.164; सन्धिविग्रहकार्य°, कार्य° (sandhivigrahakārya°, kārya°) H.3.

2) Entitled to, having a right to; सर्वे स्युरधिकारिणः (sarve syuradhikāriṇaḥ); so उत्तराधिकारिन् (uttarādhikārin) heir; धनग्रहण° (dhanagrahaṇa°) &c.; तपस्यनधिकारित्वात् (tapasyanadhikāritvāt) R.15.51 not qualified or authorised.

3) Belonging to, owned by.

4) Fit for. -m. (rī-vān) 1 An official, officer; न निष्प्रयोजनम् अधिकारवन्तः प्रभुभिराहूयन्ते (na niṣprayojanam adhikāravantaḥ prabhubhirāhūyante) Mu.3; a functionary, superintendent, head, director, governor.

2) A rightful claimant, proprietor, master, owner.

3) One qualified to sacrifice or perform sacred works.

4) Man as the lord of creation.

5) One well versed in the Vedānta.

See also (synonyms): adhikārin.

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

Adhikāravat (अधिकारवत्):—[=adhikāra-vat] [from adhi-kāra > adhi-kṛ] m. idem, [Mudrārākṣasa]

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