Caturvimshatyaha, Caturviṃśatyaha, Caturvimshaty-ahan, Caturvimshatyahan, Caturvimshaty-aha, Caturviṃśatyahan: 3 definitions


Caturvimshatyaha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Caturviṃśatyaha and Caturviṃśatyahan can be transliterated into English as Caturvimsatyaha or Caturvimshatyaha or Caturvimsatyahan or Caturvimshatyahan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturvimshatyaha.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Caturviṃśatyaha (चतुर्विंशत्यह) (or Caturviṃśativāsara) refers to the “time period of twenty-four days”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] The Yogin who has become absorbed in the highest reality for twenty-four days (caturviṃśativāsara), has the Siddhi [called] Prākāmya, by which he obtains what he desires. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Caturviṃśatyaha (चतुर्विंशत्यह):—[=catur-viṃśaty-aha] [from catur-viṃśati > catur > catasṛ] m. sg. 24 days, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xi; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra ii, 3.]

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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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