Avabodhaka: 8 definitions


Avabodhaka 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक) refers to “that which which brings about (complete understanding)”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Omniscience, which brings about complete understanding (sarvajñāna-avabodhaka) of the triple body, should be known by the knowledgable to be the mark of he whose mind has been mastered”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक).—a.

1) Indicating, showing; निजपराक्रमावबोधकानि चरितानि (nijaparākramāvabodhakāni caritāni) Daśakumāracarita 175.

2) Enlightener; अगजगदोकसामखिल- शत्तयवबोधक ते (agajagadokasāmakhila- śattayavabodhaka te) Bhāgavata 1.87.14.

-kaḥ 1 The awakener, the sun.

2) A panegyrist, bard.

3) A teacher.

4) Thought, intention; मदवबोधकं प्रकटयता (madavabodhakaṃ prakaṭayatā) Daśakumāracarita 153; °त्वं (tvaṃ) instruction, guidance, explanation.

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

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A teacher. 2. An awakener. E. ava before budha to be wise, causal form, vun aff.

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

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक).—[adjective] awakening.

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

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक):—[=ava-bodhaka] [from ava-budh] mfn. awakening (as faculties), teaching, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Avabodhaka (अवबोधक):—[ava-bodhaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Waking, &c.

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Avabodhaka 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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