Saturday, 22nd September 2018

8

Number 8 अष्ट

 

Number Sanskrit Term Transliteration Sanskrit List Transliteration Meaning Citation
8
अष्टाङ्ग योग

aSHTAnga

yOga (originates to Sage Vamana Rushi)

यम
नियम
आसन
प्राणायाम
प्रत्याहार
धारण
ध्यान
समाधि
yama
niyama
Asana
prANAyAma
pratyAhAra
dhAraNa
dhyAnA
samAdhi
Giving up attachment to body and senses
Purity, joy and engaging in tapas
Comfortable posture
Control and regulation of breath
Withdrawal of senses towards Atma
Fixing the chitta
Uninterrupted dwelling of consciousness in gyAna
Ocean to which all sAdhana flows

 

8
अष्ट दिक् पालक
aSHTa dik pAlakAs - the 8 Gods of the directions
इन्द्र
अग्नि
यम
निर्ऋति
वरुण
वायु
कुबेर
ईशान
indra
agni
yama
nirruti
varuNa
vAyu
kubEra
eeshAna
The God of the eastern quarter
Of the South Eastern quarter
Represents the South
South western quarter
Rules the West
Rules the North west
Is the ruler of the north
The God of the north eastern quarter
 
8
अष्ट वसु - 1

aSHTa Vasu -               8 Elemental Dieties

अग्नि
पृथ्वी
वायु
अन्तरिक्ष
आदित्य
द्यौ
चन्द्रमा
नक्षत्रानि
agni
prithvee
vAyu
antariksha
Aditya
dyau
chandramA
nakshatrAni
Fire
Earth
Wind
Space
Eternal, a very common name for sun or soorya
Sky
Moon
Stars
Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad
8 अष्ट वसु - 2 aSHTa Vasu
अनल
धरा
अनिल
आप
प्रत्युष
प्रभास
सोम
ध्रुव
anala
dharA
anila
Aha' later replaced by 'Apa'
pratyuSHa
prabhAsa
sOma
dhruva
'Living', also called agni.
Support
Wind
Pervading
Pre-dawn, that is morning twilight, often used to mean simply 'light'
Shining dawn
Soma plant, also a very common name for the moon
'Motionless', the name of the pole star.