Yoktavya: 7 definitions


Yoktavya 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Yoktavya (योक्तव्य) refers to the “conduct (of rites)” (of protection for animals), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.117-120, while describing the protection of the kingdom’s animals]—“[...] White mustard seed, empowered with the Mantra [placed] on the throat or head protects the elephants, [so that they] are liberated from all disease. In this way, he should conduct (yoktavyayoktavyo nṛpateḥ sadā) [rites of] protection for all goats and cows, etc.”.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yoktavya (योक्तव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. To be joined or united. 2. To be performed (as devotion.) 3. To be united spiritually. E. yuj to join, tavya aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yoktavya (योक्तव्य).—[adjective] to be set to work, to be applied or appointed, to be collected or concentrated, to be endowed or furnished with ([instrumental]); [neuter] [impersonally] preparations are to be made for ([locative]).

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

1) Yoktavya (योक्तव्य):—[from yuj] a mfn. to be joined or yoked or united etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be concentrated (as the mind), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] to be prepared or employed or practised or applied, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Bhagavad-gītā] (n. [impersonal or used impersonally])

4) [v.s. ...] to be inflicted (as punishment), [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] to be entrusted or charged with ([locative case]), [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] to be furnished or provided with ([instrumental case]), [ib.; Harivaṃśa]

7) b yoktṛ, yoktra See p. 854, col. 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yoktavya (योक्तव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That should be joined, or performed.

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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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