Vihritya, Vihṛtya, Vi-hritya: 1 definition

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Vihritya 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 Vihṛtya can be transliterated into English as Vihrtya or Vihritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vihṛtya (विहृत्य) refers to “having walked” (on a spider’s thread) according to the Bhāṣya (commentary) on the Pātañjalayogaśāstra Sūtra 3.42.—Accordingly, “... [The yogin] who has mastered the connection [between body and space] becomes light. Because he is light, he can walk on water. Then, having walked (vihṛtya) on merely a spider’s thread [tataḥ sūrṇanābhitantumātre vihṛtya], he walks on a ray of light. Then, he moves in the ether as he wishes”.

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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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