Yogavidya, Yogavidyā, Yoga-vidya: 4 definitions


Yogavidya 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yogavidya in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Yogavidyā (योगविद्या) refers to the “Yoga Vidyā”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Kubjikā’s) iconic form is threefold (according to whether it is) in (the transmission) of the Child, Middle One or the Aged. O Śaṃkara, you are (my) devotee, I will tell you. The one syllabled (Vidyā) is called Parā. It is the plane of knowledge of the Siddhas. It is the [i.e., yogavidyā], the great Vidyā which is in the heart of the Rudras. It is the Rudra part which is that of the Rudras and it is in consonance with the knowledge of Parā. It said to be the main Vidyā in Kāmākhyā, while the goddess of the sacred seat is in Pūrṇaka. The one called Yoga is in (the sacred seat called) Oṃkāra in the maṇḍala of the three seals”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogavidya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yogavidyā (योगविद्या).—the science of Yoga.

Yogavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and vidyā (विद्या).

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

Yogavidyā (योगविद्या):—[=yoga-vidyā] [from yoga] f. knowledge of the Y°, the science of Y°, [Prasannarāghava]

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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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