Rajayoga, aka: Rājayoga, Raja-yoga, Rajan-yoga; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Rajayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[Rajayoga in Shaktism glossaries]

Rājayoga (राजयोग) or “royal yoga” is commonly applied as a retronym—at least since the publication of Swami Vivekananda’s Rāja Yoga—to Patañjali’s system of aṣṭāṅgayoga, designates in many medieval and pre-colonial works on yoga something quite different. In the Haṃsavilāsa, or “Transport of the Haṃsas,” the work translated here, rājayoga is an ecstatic sensual rapture, a Śākta form of the rāsalīlā.

(Source): academia.edu: A Śākta Rāsalīlā as Rājayoga in Eighteenth-Century Benares
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana

[Rajayoga in Purana glossaries]

Rājayoga (राजयोग).—See under Yoga.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Rajayoga in Hinduism glossaries]

Rājayoga (राजयोग).—Patañjali’s process of imagining a form of the Absolute Truth within many forms.

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Rajayoga in Marathi glossaries]

rājayōga (राजयोग).—m (S) A simple and easy mode of abstract meditation; as disting. from the austere and rigorous modes. 2 Such a configuration of the planets at the birth of a person as indicates him to be destined for kingship. 3 The supreme or most excellent Yog, viz. holding secular grandeur or opulence, yet maintaining spiritual separateness and the exercises of abstract contemplation.

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

rājayōga (राजयोग).—m A simple and easy mode of abstract meditation.

(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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Rajayoga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Rājayoga (राजयोग).—

1) a configuration of planets, asterisms &c. at the birth of a man which indicates that he is destined to be a king.

2) an easy mode of religious meditation (fit for kings to practise), as distinguished form the more rigorous one called हठयोग (haṭhayoga) q. v.

Derivable forms: rājayogaḥ (राजयोगः).

Rājayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and yoga (योग).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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