Yogapada, Yoga-pada, Yogapāda: 7 definitions


Yogapada 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra (shaivism)

Yogapada (योगपद) or yoga refers to the third division of the āgamas.—The four classes of devotees (bhakta) or the states of spiritual life somewhat correspond to the four divisions of the Āgamas and the four modes of sādhana, spiritual practice, they entail. Thus, sālokya corresponds to carya, ritual and moral conduct, sāmīpya to kriyā, architectural and iconographic making, sārūpya to yoga, meditation, and sāyūjya ta jñāna, theology and gnosis.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Yogapāda (योगपाद) refers to one of the four divisions of the Śaivāgamas, one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—The yogapāda deals with the purification of nāḍis, the eight accessories of yogic path and movement of soul and also the details of six cakras.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (h)

Yogapāda (योगपाद) deals with the “theory and practice of yoga” and represents one of the four traditions divisions of the Āgamas: ancient spiritual texts representing the very essence of all the Śāstras (systematized knowledge).—The aim of Yoga is Jñāna and this part seeks to assist and elevate the aspirant for a life which will exemplify the truths realised by him through Jñāna.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yogapada (योगपद).—a state of self-concentration.

Derivable forms: yogapadam (योगपदम्).

Yogapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and pada (पद).

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

Yogapada (योगपद):—[=yoga-pada] [from yoga] n. a state of self-concentration or meditation, [Dhyānabindu-upaniṣad]

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Yogapada 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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