Laghima, aka: Laghimā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Laghima means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[Laghima in Yoga glossaries]

Laghimā (लघिमा) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “ability to become very light”, as described in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Yoga
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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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Purana

[Laghima in Purana glossaries]

1a) Laghimā (लघिमा).—A devī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 4; 36. 51.

1b) One of the eight yogaiśvaryas; this second step of the yoga consists of lambanam, plavana, and śighraga.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 13. 3, 12.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Laghima in Pali glossaries]

Laghima, (laṅghima) in phrase aṇima-laghim’ādikaṃ is doubtful in reading & meaning at KhA 108=Vism. 211 (spelt laṅgh° here). (Page 579)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Laghima in Marathi glossaries]

laghimā (लघिमा).—m S Lightness. 2 One of the Siddhi or attributes of Deity,--excessive and preternatural levity.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

laghimā (लघिमा).—m Human lightness.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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