Cakrayoga, Cakra-yoga: 5 definitions

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Cakrayoga 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakrayoga.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cakrayoga in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Cakrayoga (चक्रयोग) refers to the “yoga of the cakras”, 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 6.6-8]—“The method (upāya) is threefold: gross (sthūla), subltle (sūkṣma), and highest (para). The sthūla [method consists of] sacrifice, oblation, mantra recitation, [and] meditation, together with mudrās, the mohanayantras, and so forth. The king of mantras [i.e., oṃ juṃ saḥ] brings about [relief]. The sukṣma [method contains] yoga of the Cakras (cakrayogacakrādiyogena) , etc., and by upward momentum [of breath] through the channels. The para [method], is Mṛtyujit, which is universal and bestows liberation”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cakrayoga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakrayoga (चक्रयोग):—[=cakra-yoga] [from cakra] m. applying a splint or similar instrument by means of pulleys (in case of dislocation of the thigh), [Suśruta iv, 3, 25.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Cakrayoga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cakrayoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cakrayōga (ಚಕ್ರಯೋಗ):—[noun] (astrol.) a particular conjugation of planets, in which the seven main planets are distributed in first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh houses.

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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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