Mahabandha, Mahābandha, Maha-bandha: 3 definitions


Mahabandha 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Mahābandha (महाबन्ध).—From the Haṭha Yogha Pradīpikā (chapter III): “Press the left heel to the perineum and place the right foot on the left thigh.” (śl. 19) and “Fill in the air, keeping the chin firm against the chest, and, having pressed the air, the mind should he fixed on the middle of the eyebrows or in the suṣumnā (the spine).” (śl. 20) and “Having kept it confined so long as possible, it should be expelled slowly. Having practised on the left side, it should be practised on the right side.” (śl. 21) and “This stops the upward motion of all the Nādīs. Verily this Mahā Bandha is the giver of great Siddhis.” (śl. 23)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Maha bandha (Sanskrit: महा बंध, Mahā Bandha), translated as "The great bandha" is one of the internal locks or bandhas described and employed in yoga.

In a meditation pose for the duration of Bahir Kumbhaka all three bandhas are gradually assumed and held, in the following order: Jalandhara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and finally Mula Bandha. Releasing of the bandhas goes in the same order.

All precaution from all three assumed bandhas should be considered.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahābandha (महाबन्ध).—a peculiar position of hands or feet.

Derivable forms: mahābandhaḥ (महाबन्धः).

Mahābandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bandha (बन्ध).

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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