Dvadashavarsha, Dvadashan-varsha, Dvādaśavarṣa: 2 definitions
Dvadashavarsha 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 Dvādaśavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Dvadasavarsa or Dvadashavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Dvādaśavarṣa (द्वादशवर्ष) refers to “twelve years” (of Yogic breathing exercises), according to the Śivayogadīpikā, an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with Yoga possibly corresponding to the Śivayoga quoted in Śivānanda’s Yogacintāmaṇi.—Accordingly, [while describing a sequence of Haṭhayoga practices]: “Thus, by means of this Haṭhayoga which has eight auxiliaries, those [students who are] life-long celibates obtain the Siddhis of the [best of Sages] because of their untiring practice. [...] In the twelfth year, he is an equal to Śiva and he himself is the creator and destroyer [of the universe]. Thus, within twelve years (dvādaśavarṣa), he easily becomes a perfected one of steady mind because of his devotion at the feet of the true lord of gurus. This is well attested. [...]”.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Dvādaśavarṣa (द्वादशवर्ष).—n. pl. twelve years, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 238 (perhaps two words).
Dvādaśavarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvādaśan and varṣa (वर्ष).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Varsha, Dvadasha.
Full-text: Tirovarsha, Abhishikta, Dvadasha.
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