Kleshaghna, Kleśaghna, Klesha-ghna: 1 definition

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Kleshaghna 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 Kleśaghna can be transliterated into English as Klesaghna or Kleshaghna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Kleśaghna (क्लेशघ्न) refers to “quelling suffering”, according to the Haṭhatattvakaumudī, an 18th-century text on Haṭhayoga consisting of fifty-six chapters and approximately 1680 verses.—The Haṭhatattvakaumudī has five chapters on prāṇāyāma (9, 10, 12, 37–38), namely, the preliminary auxiliaries and rules of practice for prāṇāyāma, an explanation of the names, nature and characteristics of kumbhakas, breathing methods for quelling suffering (kleśaghna), necessary rules for prāṇāyāma and an explanation of prāṇāyāma, which total more than 240 verses.

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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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