Yogamaya, aka: Yogamāyā, Yoga-maya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Yogamāyā (योगमाया).—Ordered by Hari to transfer the dhāma of His in the womb of Devakī to that of Rohiṇī; she was to take birth as the daughter of Yaśodā and Nanda, at the same time he became Kṛṣṇa. She would be worshipped by all as Durgā, Bhadrakālī, Ambikā. She did as was commanded. Born of Yaśodā: taken to prison by Vasudeva leaving Devakī's babe at Yaśodā's bed. Dashed against a rock by Kaṃsa, she predicted that soon a baby born already would kill him (See Viṣṇumāyā).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 2. 6-15; 3. 45[1]-53; 4. 7-13, 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Yogamāyā (योगमाया) refers to “miraculous power”, acquired by practising yoga. Śrī mentions that she came to be called as Yogamāyā, that she joins things together which are hard for others. Therefore she is called Yoga and also as Yogamāyā. She is raised to the status of a deity. Kṛṣṇa asked Yogamāyā to take the token from the womb of Devakī and put it within that of Rohiṇī.

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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yōgamāyā (योगमाया).—f S Maya or illusion. See explained under māyā & brahma.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

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Yogamāyā (योगमाया).—

1) the magical power of the Yoga.

2) the power of God in the creation of the world personified as a deity; (bhagavataḥ sarjanārthā śaktiḥ); नाहं प्रकाशः सर्वस्य योगमायासमावृतः (nāhaṃ prakāśaḥ sarvasya yogamāyāsamāvṛtaḥ) Bg.7.25.

3) Name of Durgā.

Yogamāyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and māyā (माया).

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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