Pashupatayoga, Pāśupatayoga, Pashupata-yoga: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Pāśupatayoga can be transliterated into English as Pasupatayoga or Pashupatayoga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pāśupatayoga (पाशुपतयोग).—The earliest form of yoga established; even Gods like Indra practised this and got wealth constituting aṇimā, mahimā, laghimā, prāpti, garimā, prākānujam, īśitvam, vāśitva, and amaratva;1 one who practises it at Benares is rid of the cycle of births and deaths.2Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Pāśupatayoga (पाशुपतयोग) refers to the “system of Yoga” followed by the Pāśupatas (Śiva-worshippers).—The system of Yoga followed by these Śiva-worshippers is called Pāśupatayoga, their vrata is called Pāśupatavrata and the knowledge of Śiva is called Pāśupatajñāna.
Pāśupatayoga was taught by sage Śvetāśvatara to king Suśīla, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] “On the bank of the Ganges king Suśīla saw a great sage, Śvetāśvatara by name who was a great Pāśupata, free from passions and wearing kaupīna (tattered garment). He besmeared ashes (bhasma) all over his body and had the tripuṇḍra mark on his forehead. The king with folded hands prayed the ascetic to accept him as a disciple and the latter admitted him into the Pāśupata order and taught him Pāśupata Yoga. Thus Suśīla became a Pāśupata, did svādhyāya, became free from passions, besmeared his body with ashes and having controlled his senses he finally got liberation”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pāśupatayoga (पाशुपतयोग).—The system of पाशुपत (pāśupata). See पाशुपतम् (pāśupatam).
Derivable forms: pāśupatayogaḥ (पाशुपतयोगः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāśupatayoga (पाशुपतयोग):—[=pāśupata-yoga] [from pāśupata > pāśava] m. the system of the p°, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Full-text: Pashupatayogavidhi, Pashupatayogaprakarana, Kamikavrata, Pashupatavrata, Asana, Pashupatajnana, Vayupurana, Nayapala, Siddhikshetra, Shivapitha, Ratneshvara, Shvetashvatara, Kaupina, Havirdhana, Sushila, Shikhandi, Pashupata.
Search found 7 books and stories containing Pashupatayoga, Pāśupatayoga, Pasupatayoga, Pashupata-yoga, Pāśupata-yoga, Pasupata-yoga; (plurals include: Pashupatayogas, Pāśupatayogas, Pasupatayogas, yogas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Siddhi in Pasupata-sutra and Yoga-sutra < [Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Context]
Overall Structure and Methodological considerations < [Introduction]
Early Textual References < [Chapter 1 - The Historical Context]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 32 - The description of excellent practice < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 11 - The greatness of the moon-crested Paśupatinātha < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 23 - The greatness of the Jyotirliṅga Kāśī-Viśveśvara < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 8 - The Glory of Someśvara (Soma-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 24 - Importance of Somavāra Vrata < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - Agastya visits Skanda < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Doctrine of the Pāśupata-sūtras < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 3 - Moral Responsibility and the Grace of God < [Chapter XXXVI - Philosophy of Śrīkaṇṭha]
Part 2 - Śaiva Philosophy in the Vāyavīya-saṃhitā of the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter III - What are the Tantras and their significance? < [Section 1 - Introductory]