Yogananda: 7 definitions


Yogananda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Yogananda in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Yogananda (योगनन्द) is the name of King Nanda after his body was taken over by Indradatta, through the power of his yoga, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 2. In this city lived two brothers, named Varṣa, and Upavarṣa whose story was told in the aforementioned book.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Yogananda, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogananda in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yōgānanda (योगानंद).—m S The fifth of the five classes of ānanda. The delight or gratification arising from the exercises of yōga.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yōgānanda (योगानंद).—m The fifth ānanda-in philosophy.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yogānanda (योगानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sāṃkhyakārikāvyākhyā. Sāṃkhyasūtravivaraṇa.

2) Yogānanda (योगानन्द):—son of Kālidāsa: Krīḍāvalī kāvya.

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

1) Yogananda (योगनन्द):—[=yoga-nanda] [from yoga] m. the false Nanda, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) Yogānanda (योगानन्द):—[from yoga] m. ‘delight of the Y°’, Name of two authors, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for yoga-nanda, [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]

[Sanskrit to German]

Yogananda in German

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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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