Yogavasthita, Yogāvasthita, Yoga-avasthita: 1 definition


Yogavasthita 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Yogāvasthita (योगावस्थित) refers to one “immersed in yoga” (i.e., Viṣṇu), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...]Then when that goddess, who is the divine energy of nectar that rains down specks (of nectar) onto Himavat,  meditated there, a drop of this nectar, which is the supreme energy, fell that very moment from the sky onto the earth. O Hara, thus the god who is Bhairava appeared. He is Śrīkaṇṭha, that is, Rudra, Maheśvara with one face. Viṣṇu, the Kaula immersed in Yoga [i.e., yogāvasthita] looked (at the god who stood) in front (of him)”.

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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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