Yogabala, Yoga-bala: 3 definitions


Yogabala 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yogabala (योगबल) refers to the “yogic power” (of Viṣṇu), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.37. Accordingly:—“[...] Vīrabhadra took up all the great miraculous weapons for his fight with Viṣṇu and roared like a lion. [...] Thanks to the Yogic power [viz., yogabala] of Viṣṇu, innumerable soldiers terrible and wielding conch, discus and mace in their hands emerged from his own body”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yogabala (योगबल).—

1) the power of devotion or abstract meditation, any supernatural power.

2) power of magic.

Derivable forms: yogabalam (योगबलम्).

Yogabala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and bala (बल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yogabala (योगबल):—[=yoga-bala] [from yoga] n. the force of devotion, the power of magic, supernatural p°, [Rāmāyaṇa; Brahma-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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 (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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