Yogashataka, Yogaśataka: 3 definitions



Yogashataka 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.

The Sanskrit term Yogaśataka can be transliterated into English as Yogasataka or Yogashataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Yogaśataka (योगशतक) is the name of an Ayurvedic treatise written by Pandita Vararuci (possibly 10th century A.D.).—Yoga means drug formulations and śataka means hundred. This book contains 100 famous drug formulations. Hence it is named as yogaśataka. This work attracts people by its simple and to the point descriptions. There are only 105 stanzas in this book. Author did not divide it into chapters but translator divide it into 9 chapters. Description of yogas is according to order of the eight branches of Āyurveda as described in stanza 3.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yogaśataka (योगशतक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. Bik. 569.

2) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—jy. Pheh. 7 (bṛhat and laghu).
—by Balabhadra. K. 238.

3) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—med. Cop. 16. Oxf. 316^b. Paris. (Singh. 5). L. 871. 3128. H. 342. Sb. 288.
—attributed to Vararuci. W. p. 296. K. 214. Burnell. 67^b. Bp. 274.
—[commentary] by Amitaprabha. Io. 2357. Np. Ix, 64.
—[commentary] by Pūrṇasena. W. p. 297 ([fragmentary]). L. 3128. Bp. 274.
—[commentary] by Rūpanayana. Io. 2357. B. 4, 234. Bik. 667. Vṛddhayogaśata. B. 4, 240. Bhr. 367.

Yogaśataka has the following synonyms: Yogaśata.

4) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—med. by Madanasiṃha. B. 2, 234.
—by Lakṣmīdāsa. Np. V, 30.
—by Vidagdhavaidya. B. 2, 234.

5) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—jy. Stein 171 (or Yogādhyāya).
—by Balabhadra. Oudh. Xxi, 88. Xxii, 80.

6) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—med. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 110. Fl. 347 (by a son of Vaidyanātha). Io. 2357. Peters. 4, 40.
—[commentary] by Pūrṇasena. L. 4017.

Yogaśataka has the following synonyms: Yogaśata.

7) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—med. by Vidagdhavaidya. Stein 186.

8) Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—med. attributed to Vararuci. Ulwar 1656.

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

Yogaśataka (योगशतक):—[=yoga-śataka] [from yoga] n. Name of [work]

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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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