Yogacarya, aka: Yogācārya, Yoga-acarya; 2 Definition(s)
Yogacarya 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Yogacharya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Yogācārya (योगाचार्य).—Lord Nārāyaṇa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 3.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) a teacher of magic.
2) a teacher of the Yoga philosophy.
Derivable forms: yogācāryaḥ (योगाचार्यः).
Yogācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and ācārya (आचार्य).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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