Dashakala, Daśakalā, Dasha-kala: 1 definition


Dashakala 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 term Daśakalā can be transliterated into English as Dasakala or Dashakala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Daśakalā (दशकला) refers to the “ten digits” (of the fire), according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Endowed with ten digits (daśakalākalābhir daśabhir), in the middle of the sphere of the sun in the region of the stomach dwells fire, which digests food. Fire is the sun; the sun is fire. The two look almost the same [but] differ subtly”.

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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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