Cittapavana, Cittapāvana, Citta-pavana: 4 definitions


Cittapavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chittapavana.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Cittapavana (चित्तपवन) refers to the “mind and breath” (of the Yogin), according to sources such as the Candrāvalokana and the Anubhavanivedanastotra.—Accordingly, while describing the highest reality through the practice of Śāmbhavī Mudrā: “When the Yogin’s mind and breath (cittapavana) have dissolved into his inward focus, while he is looking outwards and below and [yet] also not looking [at anything] with a gaze in which his pupils are unmoving, [then] this, indeed, is Śāmbhavī Mudrā. O guru, by your favour, it is that state of Śambhu which manifests as the [highest] reality free from what is void and not void. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cittapavana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cittapāvana (चित्तपावन).—m (Derived revilingly or jocosely from citā & pāvana Pure from the pyre; allusively to the legend of Parshuram's converting a corpse into a living Brahman: resolved, by counter facetiousness or humor, into citta & pāvana Pure of heart.) A tribe of Brahmans or an individual of it: called also kōṅkaṇastha & cipōḷaṇā.

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

cittapāvana (चित्तपावन).—m A tribe of Brahmans or an individual of it.

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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

[«previous next»] — Cittapavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Cittapāvana (चित्तपावन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a family. Oxf. 326^b. Bp. 354.

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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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