Mahakshetra, Mahākṣetra, Maha-kshetra: 1 definition


Mahakshetra 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 Mahākṣetra can be transliterated into English as Mahaksetra or Mahakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Mahākṣetra (महाक्षेत्र) refers to the “great sacred field”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “[...] Bindu resides in Kāmarūpa in the hollow of the multi-storied palace. Through pleasurable contact at Pūrṇagiri it travels along the Central Channel. Rajas resides in the great sacred field (mahākṣetra) in the perineal region. It is as red as a javā flower and is supported by the Goddess element. [...]

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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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