Yogeshvari, aka: Yogeśvarī; 2 Definition(s)


Yogeshvari 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 Yogeśvarī can be transliterated into English as Yogesvari or Yogeshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Yogeśvarī (योगेश्वरी).—Image of, with hanging tongue, knotted hair on the top of the head and a garland of skulls and bones, etc.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 261. 33-6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Yogeśvarī (योगेश्वरी) is the name of a friend of the vidyādharī named Bhadrā who came to warn her, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 18. Accordingly, Yogeśvarī came to Bhadrā in secret and told her the Vidyādharas were angry with her and that she should flee to the city named Kārkoṭaka. Their story was told by Udayana (king of Vatsa) in order to demonstratrate to his ministers that a brave man by himself without any support obtains prosperity.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Yogeśvarī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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jōgavā (जोगवा).—m Alms asked by the worshippers of dēvī.
Trilokītilaka (त्रिलोकीतिलक).—A Yogeśvarī mantra. If one mutters this mantra (a sacred prayer a...
jōgatiṇī (जोगतिणी) [or जोगतीण, jōgatīṇa].—f A female beggar of the alms called jōgavā; a devote...
Ujjanta (उज्जन्त).—(Mt.) a mountain in which are the temple of Yogeśvari and the aśrama o...

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