Yoganidra, aka: Yoganidrā, Yoga-nidra; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Yoganidrā (योगनिद्रा).—Of Viṣṇu on the waters: His primordial form;1 his sleep at Prayāgā;2 left it for churning the ocean.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 2-5.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 9.
  • 3) Ib. 150. 212; 249. 45.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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yōganidrā (योगनिद्रा).—f S The great sleep of Brahma during the period between the annihilation and the reproduction of the universe.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yōganidrā (योगनिद्रा).—f The great sleep of Brahma.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Yoganidrā (योगनिद्रा).—

1) a state of half contemplation and half sleep, a state between sleep and wakefulness; i. e. light sleep; गर्भे प्रणीते देवक्या रोहिणीं योगनिद्रया (garbhe praṇīte devakyā rohiṇīṃ yoganidrayā) Bhāg.1. 2.15; योगनिद्रां गतस्य मम (yoganidrāṃ gatasya mama) Pt.1; H.3.75; ब्रह्मज्ञानाभ्यसन- विधिना योगनिद्रां गतस्य (brahmajñānābhyasana- vidhinā yoganidrāṃ gatasya) Bh.3.41.

2) particularly, the sleep of Viṣṇu at the end of a Yuga; R.1.14; 13.6.

3) Name of Durgā.

4) the great sleep of Brahmā during the period between प्रलय (pralaya) and उत्पत्ति (utpatti) of the universe.

Yoganidrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and nidrā (निद्रा).

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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