Garima, aka: Garimā; 4 Definition(s)
Garima means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Garima (गरिम) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “ability to become very heavy”, as described in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.(Source): Wisdom Library: Yoga
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).
Garimā (गरिमा).—A siddhidevī.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 4: 36. 51.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)
Garimā (गरिमा) refers to “transforming the body into a heavier body” and represents one of the eleven types of extraordinary form-changing (vikriyā), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).
What is meant by extraordinary power to transform body into a heavier body (garimā-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power by which one transforms is body into a heavier body like a rock.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
garimā (गरिमा).—m S Weight, gravity. 2 Venerableness.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XIV - The different degrees of perfection < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter LXVIII - Description of a rakshasi (or female fiend) < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter LXXXV - The sage’s samadhi or absorption in the divine spirit < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 27 - Śiva cursed by Dāruvana sages: their repentance and prayer < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]