Yogaraja, Yogarāja, Yoga-raja: 8 definitions

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Yogaraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Yogarāja (योगराज) refers to a “concoction” of different ingredients. More specifically, it refers to a concoction of guggulu and several other substances, used in cases of rheumatism and other maladies caused by a vitiation of air. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā or the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Yogarāja (योगराज) is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 13, Pandu: anaemia and Kamala: jaundice). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., yogarāja): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Yogarāja (योगराज) (or Jogarāya) (ca.  862-897) refers to one of the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa dynasty of Gujarat, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Jinaprabha lists the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa dynasty, of which Aṇahilapura (Pātan) was the capital: Vāṇarāya, Jogarāya, Khemarāya, Bhūaḍa, Vayarasīha, Rayaṇāicca, Sāmaṃtasīha.

Cf. “Navsāri grant of Pulakeśī Janāśrāya” (Vocr p. 230, cited by Sankalia 1941 p. 36); Ratnamālā; Prabandhacintāmaṇi (14.26-15.4); Kumārapālacarita; Sukṛtasaṃkīrtana (quoted Burgess 1903 p. 7); JBBRAS IX p. 155.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yogarāja (योगराज).—

1) a kind of medicinal preparation.

2) one well-versed in Yoga.

Derivable forms: yogarājaḥ (योगराजः).

Yogarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and rāja (राज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yogarāja (योगराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a teacher of rhetorics, contemporary of Maṅkha. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 107.

2) Yogarāja (योगराज):—Quoted by Ratnakaṇṭha on Stutikusumāñjali 1, 11.

3) Yogarāja (योगराज):—Triskandhabhūṣaṇa jy. Yogaratnāvalī.

4) Yogarāja (योगराज):—pupil of Kṣemarāja: Paramārthasāraṭīkā.

Yogarāja has the following synonyms: Yoga.

5) Yogarāja (योगराज):—See Yoga.

6) Yogarāja (योगराज):—jy. Io. 1528.

Yogarāja has the following synonyms: Yogasāra.

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

1) Yogarāja (योगराज):—[=yoga-rāja] [from yoga] m. ‘king of medicines’, Name of a [particular] med° preparation, [Caraka; Bhāvaprakāśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a king or master in the Y°, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of various learned men and authors, [Śrīkaṇṭha-carita] etc.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Yogarāja (योगराज):—m.

1) ein Fürst unter den Arzneimitteln, Bez. eines best. medicinischen Präparats [Bhāvaprakāśa im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) ein Fürst —, ein Meister im Yoga [Oxforder Handschriften 239,a,21.]

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Yogarāja (योगराज):—

1) [CAKRADATTA 93.]

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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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