Ekadashaka, Ekādaśaka: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ekādaśaka can be transliterated into English as Ekadasaka or Ekadashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Ekādaśaka (एकादशक) refers to the “eleventh (year)” (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 tenth [year], he can move [as fast as] his mind and cheerfully go wherever he wishes. In the eleventh (ekādaśaka) year, he is omniscient and a yogin who possesses the Siddhis. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekadashaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekādaśaka (एकादशक).—a. Consisting of 11 parts; viz. eleven sense-organs; एकादशकश्च गणः (ekādaśakaśca gaṇaḥ) Sāṃkhyakārikā 24.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekādaśaka (एकादशक).—i. e. ekādaśan + ka, adj. Consisting of eleven, Mahābhārata 13, 4914.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ekādaśaka (एकादशक):—[from eka] mfn. the eleventh, [Kapila; Sāṃkhyakārikā]

2) [v.s. ...] consisting of eleven, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the number eleven, [Vopadeva]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekadashaka 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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