Shodashahan, Shodashan-ahan, Ṣoḍaśāhan, Shodashaha, Shodashan-aha, Ṣoḍaśāha: 1 definition


Shodashahan 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 terms Ṣoḍaśāhan and Ṣoḍaśāha can be transliterated into English as Sodasahan or Shodashahan or Sodasaha or Shodashaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shodashahan in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ṣoḍaśāhan (षोडशाहन्) (or Ṣoḍaśavāsara) refers to the “time period of sixteen days”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] The Yogin who is absorbed in only self by the self for sixteen days (ṣoḍaśavāsara), obtains the Siddhi of Mahimā, by which he possesses an extremely large size. [...]”.

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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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