Yogasthana, Yogasthāna, Yoga-sthana: 2 definitions
Yogasthana 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra
Yogasthāna (योगस्थान) refers to the “description of a suitable venue” and is dealt with in the Yogapāda section of the Mālinīvijayottara’s, which is concerned with the conquest of the levels of reality (tattvajaya).
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Yogasthāna (योगस्थान) refers to the “place where one practices Yoga”, according to the Brahmayāmala verse 21.5cd-10.—Accordingly, “(One who is engaged) in the Vow of Nakedness is always naked and has no upper garment. His body is covered in ashes and his hair is always dishevelled. (He should) always worship the place where (he practices) Yoga [i.e.,. yogasthāna]. He should wander about at midday. O dear one, whether in a village or a town he must certainly wander about. He has deposited the mantra on his body and, devoid of the five insignia, he always keeps silent. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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