Agocara: 18 definitions


Agocara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Agochara.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Agocara in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Agocara is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Agocara) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Agocara (अगोचर) refers to “that which is beyond the scope (of words)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The knower of yoga whose inhalation and exhalation have disappeared, whose grasping of [sense] objects has ceased, and who is motionless and free from [any] undertaking, attains bliss. [This] extraordinary absorption by which all volition has been cut off and in which all movement has ceased, is intelligible [only] to oneself and is beyond the scope of words (vāg-agocara). [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Agocara (अगोचर) refers to one who is “inexpressible”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] O great lord, the lord of the gods and the prescriber of worldly conventions, we know you to be Śiva and Brahman, thanks to your favour. [...] You are the supreme Brahman, greater than Prakṛti and Puruṣa, the material and activating cause of the universe. You are incomprehensible and inexpressible (i.e., agocaramanovācāmagocaraḥ)”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Agocara (अगोचर) refers to “(being) beyond the purview of the senses” and is used to describe Kaula, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while expounding Kaula and the Nine Kaulas]—“I praise Kaula without defects and free of the utterance of Mantra. Devoid of Navātman, subtle, the expander of thought and its object, free of the Wheels and Foundations, I praise Kaula, (the transcendent beyond) the purview of the senses (agocara)”.

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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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Shyanika-shastra (the science of Hawking and Hunting)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation

Agocara (अगोचर) refers to “that which is beyond the reach (of speech)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] The avoidance of all sorts of activities leads only to the liberation of the soul. But the performance of the duties prescribed for one’s own caste, leads to the attainment of the three other objects of life. That sort of avoidance, however, should be practised with respect to speech and the actions of the body and the mind, which leads to Brahma beyond the reach (agocara) of speech [brahma vācāmagocaram]. [...]”.

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Shyanika-shastra (श्यैनिकशास्त्र, śyainikaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian skill of hawking/falconry (one of the ways of hunting) which were laid down in a systematic manner in various Sanskrit treatises. It also explains the philosophy behind how the pleasures derived from sense-experience could lead the way to liberation.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Tibetan Buddhism)

Agocara (अगोचर) refers to “(that which is) beyond (the sphere of the mind)”, according to the 33rd chapter of the Saṃvarodayatantra: a Buddhist explanatory Tantra of the Cakrasaṃvara cycle.—Accordingly, while describing the no-mind meditation: “[...] Free from meditation and concentration and beyond [both] Yoga and reasoning, he leads people to absorption in ‘suchness’, when the mind becomes steady in awareness. Its form is like the sky, the dwelling place of the ether and like a pure crystal and gem, [it is] without beginning or end, unelaborated, beyond the senses, unchanging, without appearance, completely void, free of ills, the light of the world, the destruction of the bonds of existence, inexpressible by words and even beyond (agocara) the sphere of the mind”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agōcara (अगोचर).—a (S) Inapprehensible by sense, insensible or imperceptible: as dṛṣṭīsa a0 śravaṇāsa a0

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agōcara (अगोचर).—a (Agotsar agōcara S) New, novel, strange, unobserved or unheard of before.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agōcara (अगोचर).—a Imperceptible; new. Inap- prehensible by sense.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agocara (अगोचर).—a. Imperceptible by the senses, not obvious, See गोचर (gocara); वाचामगोचरां हर्षावस्थामस्पृशत् (vācāmagocarāṃ harṣāvasthāmaspṛśat) Daśakumāracarita 169, beyond the power of words, indescribable.

-rama 1 Anything beyond the cognizance of the senses.

2) Not being seen or observed, or known; कथं देवपादानामगोचरेणैवं क्रियते (kathaṃ devapādānāmagocareṇaivaṃ kriyate) H.2; without the knowledge of; °तां गतान् (tāṃ gatān) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.

3) Brahma; अगोचरे वागिव चोपरेमे (agocare vāgiva copareme) Kirātārjunīya 17.11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Agocara (अगोचर).—(= Pali id.), improper behavior; underlies agocarī-karoti acts improperly, does wrong, and -bhavati, wrong behavior takes place: nāgarājau yadi Sūrpārakaṃ nagaram āgamiṣyato 'gocarīkariṣyataḥ Divyāvadāna 50.23; samanvāharata nāgendrau Sūrpārakaṃ nagaraṃ mā 'gocarībhaviṣyati 51.1—2, take heed for the city of S. that no wrong behavior (i.e. injury to the inhabitants, 51.3—5) takes place.

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

Agocara (अगोचर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Covert, unseen, unwitnessed. n.

(-raṃ) 1. Absence, unconsciousness; not being witnessed or known. 2. Any act or event not the object of the senses. 3. The imperceptible, Brahma, or the invisible Supreme. E. a neg. gocara, object of sense.

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

Agocara (अगोचर).—[adjective] not being within the reach of, inaccessible to ([genetive] or —°); [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Agocara (अगोचर):—[=a-gocara] mfn. not within range, unattainable, inaccessible (cf. driṣṭy-agocara), imperceptible by the senses

2) [v.s. ...] n. anything that is beyond the cognizance of the senses

3) [v.s. ...] Brahma

4) [v.s. ...] the not being seen, absence

5) [=a-gocara] insert m. after ‘Brahma’

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

Agocara (अगोचर):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rā-ram) Not coming under the perception of the senses, covert, unseen, unwitnessed. Ii. n.

(-ram) 1) Any act or event not the object of the senses.

2) The imperceptible, Brahma, or the invisible Supreme. E. a neg. and gocara.

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

Agocara (अगोचर):—[a-gocara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Invisible.

[Sanskrit to German]

Agocara 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Agocara (अगोचर) [Also spelled agochar]:—(a) imperceptible; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agōcara (ಅಗೋಚರ):—[adjective] impossible to be seen; imperceptible by the sense of sight; not seen; invisible.

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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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