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Spiritual Glossary




Aagya Chakra The sixth celestial Chakra which is situated on the forehead between the eyebrows, on whose awakening a person is transformed into a divine being.
Aarti A short prayer or eulogy sung in the reverence of a diety or a Guru. A kind of short religious ceremony in which a prayer is sung and lighted lamps are used to worship a God or a saint.
Abhishek Lit: Coronation. It denotes a religious ceremony in which the outer body is consecrated by sprinkling energised water on it.
Acharya A Hindu teacher, scholar.
Adhar Base, foundation.
Adi Shankaracharya Till date he is considered as the greatest spiritual saint, India has ever produced. Born in 788 A.D> in a Malyalam family, the child Shankaracharya was inclined towards spiritualism from his early childhood. He wrote scores of books namely Shankar Bhashya, Shatshloki, Vivek Choodamanni etc. He curtailed the spread of Buddhism and established the supremacy of Vedas by emerging victorious in all the debates, throughout India. Even today he is worshipped as an epithet of Shiva.
Adrishya Drishya Gutika A miraculous pill made of Samskarised mercury.
Adrishya Siddhi Accomplishment achieved through Sadhana by which one can become invisible.
Advait The theory of Monoism. The exponents of this theory believe that God is present in each person.
Aghori A follower of the Aughadd sect. One who has liberated himself from the eight vices, viz. expectation, fear, greed, aversion, bodily pleasures, sham, abhorrence and prestige, which are considered as the major obstacles in the path of spiritual enlightenment.
Agni Beej A single lettered Mantra pronounced as (Yum).
Agni Sthayi A state of pure mercury, when it does not evaporate even on keeping on fire.
Agni Vedhi Samskar A special Samskar for the formation of gold from mercury.
Ahavaan Siddhi A Siddhi through which one can call out great souls to appear before oneself.
Ahuti Oblations of clarified butter, incense and other material, made in the holy fire.
Akaash Gaman A Siddhi through which one becomes capable of flying in the skies.
Amrit Elixir, ambrosia.
Anahat Chakra The fourth of the divine centers present in the body, on the route of the kundalini, on whose awakening a person can venture into time periods ranging thousands of years in the past as well as the future, and can also go into a state of deep meditation. Anahat Chakra is situated near the heart.
Anand The state of true joy or divine bliss.
Ang Nyas A special step by step procedure of purifying and energising the parts of one’s body through Mantras, before the commencement of Sadhana.
Anima An accomplishment through which a person can acquire a miniature size even smaller than a mosquito.
Annapoorna The Goddess of food and nourishment.
Apsara A heavenly nymph.
Ashta Dal An eight petalled lotus. A geometric figure with a circle surrounded by eight petals.
Ashta Gandh A divine perfume made of eight natural articles viz. Aloe wood, Tabernaemontana Coronaria, Camphor, Curcuma Reclinata, Botanrus, India Spikenard, Sandalwood and Saffron.
Ashta Siddhi The eight renowned accomplishments of ancient India through which one can gain miraculous powers. Today, only a few Yogis possess these Siddhis which are: a. Anima b. Mahima c. Laghima d. Garima e. Prapti f. Prakamya g. Vashitva h. Ishitva
Ashwini Kumar The twin Gods of medicinal sciences.
Atharved The last of the four Vedas which contains the theories, doctrines and philosophies of various sages and Yogis, the other three being Rigved, Yajurved and Samved.
Aughadd Sadhana The special Sadhana practices, practiced by an Aghori.
Ayurved The ancient Indian science of medicine based on herbs, metals and minerals.


Baba Vishwanath Another name of Lord Shiva, denoting the Lord of the world.
Baddh Ras Mercury solidified by Samskars.
Bagla (mukhi) One of the ten Mahavidyas in the field of Tantra. This particular Goddess bestows the Sadhak with complete victory over the enemies.
Beej Lit:Seed. Here it denotes single lettered Mantras.
Bhagwan God
Bhagwati Jagdamba A Goddess who in the form of divine energy – Shakti, was created by the confluence of the powers of all other Gods and Goddesses. An epithet of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Bhairavi A Goddess. Also a woman worshipper of Lord Bhairav (a manifestation of Lord Shiva).
Bhairavi Chakra Cult A cult of ascetics worshipping Lord Bhairav.
Bhastrika Quick and fast breathing which helps in activation of the Muladhar Chakra. It is basically a Yogic practice.
Bhawani Another name of Bhagwati Jagdamba.
Bhog Worldly pleasures.
Bhog Bhairavi practice A Tantra practice in which a beautiful woman is made the medium to accomplish Sadhanas.
Bhrangi A follower and attendant of Lord Shiva.
Booti Herb, medicinal plant.
Brahma The Ultimate Power. The absolute Supreme Being. One of the Trinity of Gods in hindu religion. Brahma is the creator of the world, the other two being Shiva, the destroyer and Vishnu, the preserver.
Brahma Deh One of the seven subtle bodies present in everyone is called Brahma Deh, or cosmic body. On realisation of this body a Sadhak becomes Brahma himself.
Brahma Naad The resonating sound of Mantra – chanting produced through the 84 lac pores of the body simultaneously, after the body gets activated and divine.
Brahmanand The divine joy obtained on the realisation of the supreme truth, the ‘Brahma’.
Brahmand Diksha A special Diksha granted by a Guru through which a person is able to acquire the knowledge of his previous and future births, thus making his life more successful and meaningful. The Sadhna related to it is Brahmand Sadhna.
Brahma Rishi An ascetic of the highest caliber who has attained the realisation of Brahma and has immersed himself in divine bliss.
Brahma Swaroop The form of Brahma
Brahmatva Divinity pertaining to Brahma. The state of being Brahma.
Brahma Vidya The complete knowledge through which anything can be created.
Brahmin A Hindu priest. The highest class in the Hindu caste system.


Chakra The divine and celestial centers situated in the body along the spinal chord.
Chaturdal A geometrical figure. A lotus with four petals.
Chintan Contemplation, philosophy.
Chhinmasta One of the ten Mahavidyas, Mother Chhinmasta is considered very significant in the field of Tantra. Her Sadhna bestows upon the Sadhak divine accomplishments like Vaksiddhi (through which a person can give a curse or a boon), Stambhan (restrainment of every living and non living thing).
Crore Indian Unit of measure. One Crore is equal to Ten Million.


Dakshina Offerings in form of a gift made at the time of obtaining knowledge which are usually presented in the feet of a Guru especially by a disciple.
Darshan To have a glimpse of something divine and sacred, e.g. Gods, Guru. To see, to have the manifestation of God.
Daula Yantra Yantra in hindi means an equipment. Daula Yantra consists of an earthen pot with a stick fixed across its mouth. The mercury is tied in a cloth and hung on this stick in the pot. Then the pot is heated to carry out a Samskar.
Deepak An earthen lamp with a cotton wick and filled with clarified butter or mustard oil.
Deh Body.
Deh Lupt Kriya/Siddhi A practice through which one can become invisible.
Deh Siddhi The process of making the body get rid of all ailments and old age.
Dharma One of the four essentials of a man’s life. It basically means duty and righteousness. Also means religion in common usage.
Dharna Shakti The ability to retain the powers acquired through Dhyan and Sadhnas.
Dhoti Kurta Attire worn by men in India. Dhoti is a fine cloth tied around the waist whereas, Kurta is a sort of loose shirt.
Dhumavati One of the ten Mahavidyas, she is said to bestow the Sadhak with a worthy son, protection from calamities and victory over the enemies.
Dhyan Meditation. To enter into the deep realms of one’s body is known as Dhyan. It is the first stage of Kriya-Yog. Also known as Dhyan-Yog or meditation.
Diksha A unique process and a ceremony of initiation into Sadhnas, which a Guru performs on his disciple. It is in fact a procedure of bestowing the divine powers of a Guru to the disciple, through which he progresses continuously on the path of divinity. There are a number of Dikshas mentioned in the scriptures for achieving various goals e.g. Kundalini Jagran Diksha (for the awakening of the Kundalini), Baglamukhi Diksha (for the annihilation of the enemies), Panchanguli Diksha (for knowing the past and future of a person) etc.
Divyastras The divine weapons of the Gods.
Durga Another name of Jagdamba.
Dvait The theory of dualism according to which God and soul are different i.e. matter and divinity are two independent identities.


Ekagrata Concentration of mind.


Fakeer A Muslim saint.


Gajput Process of calcination. Reducing of metals into ash, in a hole in the earth.
Gandharva A class of Demi-Gods skilled in celestial music.
Ganga A sacred river of the hindus which originates from the glacier Gangotri at a point called Gomukh in the Himalayas. One is said to be absolved of all sins by bathing in its holy waters.
Geeta Also called Shreemad Bhagwat Geeta, this is one of the holy texts of the hindus which contains the divine discourse given, to Arjun, by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharat.
Gorakhnath A great religious, spiritual seer of the Nath cult of ascetics who propagated the Sabar Mantras, which are believed to be immediately effective.
Guru A religious, spiritual teacher or mentor. According to ancient Indian Philosophy, one cannot attain success in the spiritual field without the help of a real Guru or Sadguru.
Gurudev A reverential form of the word Guru. It is used for Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali.
Gutika A pill or ball.
Gyan Chakra Same as Aagya Chakra.


Hanuman Lord Hanuman or the monkey God is the eleventh Rudra epithet of Lord Shiva. He is worshipped to vanquish all fears and tensions from one’s life.
Hanuman Chalisa The prayer of Lord Hanuman.
Haridwar A famous religious place of pilgrimage situated on the bank of river Ganga.
Hindu Vishwavidyalya The Hindu University of Varanasi.
Huen Tsang A chinese traveller who visited India during the reign of the great Hindu king, Harsh Vardhana, and wrote a book containing his experiences.
Huzoor A title of respect viz Sir.


Indra The king of the Devtaas (Gods). The Lord of rains.
Ishavasyopnishad An ancient Indian text.


Jagdamba ref. Bhagwati Jagdamba
Jeevan Mukti Siddhi A practice for achieving salvation.


Kaam Beej The single lettered Mantra (Kleem) for endowing virility in a Sadhak.
Kaamdev The God of love, Cupid.
Kaamdhenu Vidya Kaamdhenu was the cow of the Gods, who could fulfil every wish. Thus Kaamdhenu Vidya denotes the knowledge through which everything can be obtained.
Kala Literally virtues. There are said to be thirty-two virtues or Kalas which only few spiritual saints possess.
Kali Mahakali, the Goddess who destroys all evils. An epithet of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Kalpa Vriksha A tree said to be in the heaven, by sitting under which all wishes are fulfilled.
Karam-kand The knowledge of various religious ceremonies and practices.
Karna A great warrior in the Mahabharat epic who used to give away enormous wealth in charity to the poor.
Kaya Kalp Gutika Miraculous pill of Samskarised mercury which can be used to transform old age into eternal youth.
Keemiyagiri A Persian word for Alchemy.
Kharal Mortar. In Paarad Samskars several mortars are used like mortar or iron, copper, mortar of an alloy of seven metals etc.
Khechari Vidya The spiritual accomplishment through which one becomes capable of flying in air, walking on water, reducing one’s size, increasing one’s size, becoming invisible etc.
Kori A low caste. The weavers and dyers.
Krishna An incarnation of Lord Vishnu who preached his philosophy in the form of Geeta. The hero of the battle of Mahabharat, Lord Krishna is worshipped all over the world by millions of devotees.
Kriya Lit: Process.
Kriya Yog The spiritual aspect of the science of Yog which consists of Dhyan, Dharana and Samadhi.
Kuber The God of all the wealth present on this earth.
Kullira Attendant of Lord Shiva.
Kumbhak A step in Pranayam in which the air breathed in is retained for a long time.
Kundalini Kundalini Shakti or Kundalini power is the vital life force present in each human being, which when activated can instill miraculous powers in him and can help him in scaling great spiritual heights.
Kundalini Naad Brahma The activation of Kundalini produces a deep resonating vibration and a divine Naad or sound, in one’s body which has been termed as Naad Brahma i.e. the divine resonance of Brahma.


Lakh Also lac. Indian Unit of measure. One Lakh is equal to One Hundred Thousand
Lakshmi The Goddess of wealth and prosperity, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Also addressed as Bhagwati Lakshmi and Mahalakshmi.
Lakshmi Pati kriya One of the processes of preparation of gold.
Ling The upper torso of a Shivaling.
Loh Siddhi The process of converting cheap metals into gold.
Lok Lit:World. According to the Hindu beliefs there are three Loks or Worlds. Dev Lok- the heaven, Mrityu Lok- the earth and Paatal lok- the hell.


Maa Mother.
Mahabharat The famous battle of Mahabharat took place between two clans, the Kauravs and the Pandavs, in the era of Lord Krishna. It was in that battle that Krishna revealed his true form to Arjun and gave sermons which are compiled as Geeta.
Mahadev Another name for Lord Shiva, meaning the foremost among all Gods.
Mahakali ref. Kali.
Maharaj Literally King. A title of respect.
Mahavidya The Goddess Shakti has several forms of which ten are said to be more prominent. The Sadhana of the Mahavidyas or the great accomplishments is said to bestow all round progress to life.
Mahavir Born in a royal family of Vaishali, Vardhaman Mahavir renounced the worldly life and became an ascetic. He is worshipped all over India as Lord Mahavir. His followers are called Jains.
Mahayogi A very highly accomplished Yogi.
Mahesh Another name of Lord Shiva.
Mandir A temple.
Mann Siddhi The accomplishment in which the mind and all senses are brought under total control.
Mantra Mantra Tantra and Yantra form three parts of the Indian system of Sadhanas without which all practices are incomplete. Mantra denotes the configuration of particular words which when chanted in a definite rhythm, produce miraculous resonant effects through which the whole nature and the universe can be controlled according to one’s wish. The other two i.e. Tantra denotes an organised method of Sadhana practice and Yantra denotes the special figures and equipment used in the Sadhanas.
Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan The science of the three aspects of Sadhanas. A magazine by this name is the most authentic one available on this subject all over the world.
Mantra Shrishta The creator of Mantras. Lord Shiva is believed to have created all the Mantras.
Mudra Lit: Posture. Special language of the hands using Mudras i.e. signs made with fingers and the palm. It can also mean special methods for purification of mercury.
Muladhar The point or centre in the body where the Kundalini lies in a recumbent state.
Murchhavastha A state of mercury in which it becomes non-transient i.e. solid.
Musha A crucible.


Nachiketa Nachiketa was a king’s son who merely at the age of five years, through his determination, reached the Lord of death, Yama, and attained salvation by acquiring divine knowledge from him.
Nag Lit: Snake. It also denotes the metal lead.
Nalanda University An ancient Indian seat of learning which produced several learned scholars. It is considered as the first university ever established in the whole world.
Nandi The bull. Conveyance of Lord Shiva.
Nav Niddhi Niddhi means wealth. Nav Niddhi means unlimited wealth in form of the nine precious stones.
Nawab A noble man of the Mughal period. Same as a Duke in England and a Count in France.


Omkara The sound of OM.


Paara Mercury (impure form).
Paarad Mercury. Generally purified mercury is called Paarad. For all medicinal uses and for the formation of gold, the pure Samskarised mercury is used.
Paaradeshwar A Shivaling made of Samskarised mercury worshipped as a symbol of Lord Shiva.
Paardeshwari An idol of Lakshmi made of Paarad.
Paarad Gutika A pill of Samskarised mercury which has several medicinal uses. Several miraculous feats can be accomplished using it.
Paarad Lupta kriya The process of becoming invisible by using a Paarad Gutika.
Paarad Siddhi The accomplishment in the field of purification of mercury and preparation of gold from it.
Paarad Vigyan The science of Samskars of mercury and preparing gold from it.
Paarasmanni The stone with the Midas Touch which transforms iron into gold by its touch.
Padarth Vigyan The science of elements. Another name for the science of preparation of gold.
Para Brahma Beyond the state of Brahma or the ultimate divine state.
Paramhans A state of divine enlightenment. Also a title given to a highly spiritually elevated Yogi or saint.
Param Poojya Highly revered.
Parvati Goddess Parvati is the consort of Lord Shiva.
Pashupat Sadhana Pashupat is another name for Lord Shiva and this is the Sadhana of Shiva.
Pauranic Pertaining to the era of the Purans. Purans are the ancient Indian scriptures. The age relating to that period in which the Purans were written is called as the Pauranic age.
Peepal The tree holy fig, which is worshipped by the hindus.
Prannayam The Yogic art of deep and slow breathing through which all ailments can be removed. It consists of three parts: deep inhaling called Poorak, retaining the air in the lungs, called Kumbhak and exhaling the impure air, called Rechak.
Prann Ras A special form of Samskarised mercury.
Prarambhik Diksha The first Diksha through which a Guru accepts a person as his disciple.
Puran Ancient Indian scriptures containing mythological tales of Gods and great saints.




Raksha Beej Single letter Mantra (Tum, the pronunciation is the same as in the word sum), used to provide protection in life from extraneous and evil forces.
Ram An incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Ramayan The epic containing the life story of Lord Ram. In fact there are two such epics. One was written by sage Valmiki who lived in the time of Lord Ram and the other was written by saint Tulsi Das in the sixteenth century A.D.
Ras Another name for mercury.
Rasacharya A scholar of Paarad Vigyan.
Rasayan Lit: Chemical. Rasayan Vigyan means the science of Chemistry. It also denotes the science for preparation of gold.
Rasayannigya A person practicing the Rasayan Vidya, Alchemist.
Rasayan Vidya The science of Rasayan.
Ras Beej Single lettered Mantra.
Raseshwari Another name for Paarad Lakshmi.
Ras Siddh Yogi An ascetic accomplished in the Samskars and uses of mercury.
Rechak The third step of Pranayam in which the stale air is exhaled slowly and completely from the lungs.
Rechan Consecration of the inner body.
Rigved The oldest of the four Vedas, Rigved is a unique treatise containing hundreds of Mantras.
Rishi A sage, hermit, learned ascetic.
Rudra Another name of Lord Shiva.
Rudraksh Ultrasum Bead. It is the fruit of this tree and is considered sacred by the hindus. It is woven into a rosary and worn around the neck.


Sadguru A true and real Guru.
Sadhak A worshipper, one who performs Sadhana.
Sadhika A woman who practices Sadhana.
Sadhana A worship, deep penance done to achieve a particular accomplishment. A practice of meditation and worship in which the Mantras are chanted. There are thousands of Sadhanas through which one can accomplish even impossible feats. Sadhana literally means to control. Hence, it is actually a process to control and harmonise the nature and the supernatural powers according to one’s need with the help of Mantra, Tantra and Yantra.
Sadhu Literally: An affable person. One who has perfect control over one’s body. An ascetic.
Sahastrar The point at the apex of the head where the Kundalini Power finally reaches and rests. This Chakra or centre is said to be a store of divine elixir which if activated, can raise the body to high spiritual levels, bestowing one with miraculous powers.
Samadhi The state of deep trance which is the final stage of the state of Dhyan or meditation. Accomplished sages and Yogis can go into Samadhi for days, months and even hundreds of years.
Samputan A religious ceremony.
Samskar A process of purifying and consecrating mercury to make it fit enough to be used as a medicine and for the preparation of gold. There are total 108 Samskars of mercury.
Samved One of the four Vedas.
Sanjivani Vidya The knowledge of instilling life into a dead body. A herb by the name of Sanjivani is said to have such powers.
Sanskrit The ancient Indian language in which most of the ancient Indian scriptures have been written. Most Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu are believed to have originated from Sanskrit.
Sanyasi A hermit. Ascetic
Saraswati The consort of Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) she is the Goddess of knowledge, speech and learning.
Sarva Bakshi Capable of consuming everything.
Shakti Lit: Power. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of Shakti i.e. Divine Power. There are said to be ten Maha Shaktis or Maha Vidyas i.e. forms of Goddess Parvati.
Shaktipaat The transfer of divine powers by a Guru into the body of the disciple, in order to raise him to higher spiritual levels.
Shankaracharya A great religious saint who reinstated the Vedic knowledge to its pristine glory.
Shastra A class of ancient Indian scriptures.
Shiva Lord Shiva, the destroyer, is one of the trinity of the Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Shivaling An epithet of Lord Shiva.
Shiv Ratri A special occasion on which Lord Shiva is worshipped. On this day Lord Shiva is believed to have married Parvati.
Shlok Poetic verses in Sanskrit.
Shree Lit: a title of respect, wealth. Shree is also a name for Goddess Lakshmi.
Shree Sukta Sanskrit verses in praise of Goddess Lakshmi containing processes of preparation of gold.
Shudra Lowest caste in the Hindu caste system.
Siddh noun, an accomplished Yogi, ascetic or person. verb, to accomplish. When a Sadhak achieves success in Sadhana or in some practice, he is said to have become a Siddh eg. Ras Siddh Yogi- An ascetic accomplished in Samskars and use of mercury.
Siddhashram A secret divine place in the Himalayas which is the abode of great Yogis and sages, who are thousands of years old. It is the centre of all spiritualism on this earth. This place is surrounded by an invisible protective shield due to which an ordinary person cannot see it or reach it.
Siddhasram Sadhana A Sadhana accomplished to reach Siddhashram.
Siddhi Spiritual or transcendental accomplishment achieved in Sadhanas.
Siddh Ras A form of Samskarised mercury by eating which one gets rid of all diseases and ailments.
Siddh Sut A powder made of Samskarised mercury, which if rubbed onto other metals turns them into gold.
Siddh Yogi An ascetic who possesses divine powers by virtue of having accomplished Sadhanas.
Sona Baba Lit: Golden ascetic. The name of an ascetic accomplished in the preparation of gold.
Stavan An eulogy pertaining to a God or a Guru.
Sukshma Deh One of the seven subtle bodies present in everyone. On realisation of the Sukshma Deh or the Astral body, a person can witness any event in the universe through divine vision.
Surya Siddhant Prakriya The science of preparation of articles and transforming one element into another using solar rays.
Sutras Lit: Verses.
Swadhishthan Chakra The second Chakra situated in between the Muladhar and Manipur Chakra. On its activation the state of celibacy is required and the countenance of the Sadhak glows with a unique radiance.
Swarn Lit: Gold.
Swarn Kalpa Kalp means a process. Hence Swarn Kalp means a process of preparing gold.
Swarnavati A form of Goddess Lakshmi.
Swarn Vigyan The science of preparation of gold.
Swarn Yakshini Sadhana The Sadhana of the Yakshini, named Swarn Yakshini, for obtaining immense wealth and gold.
Swami One who has completely controlled and subjugated his desires and senses. A title used for accomplished ascetics eg. Swami Divyanand, Swami Shivanand.


Tantra To carry out work in a well organised manner. Hence Tantra in Sadhana means the confluence of Mantra and Yantra through which one can accomplish a Sadhana in a systemised way.
Tantrik A person who practices Tantra.
Tapasya Performing deep penance.
Tibet The country of ‘Yaks’. It is another spiritual country, North East of India which has achieved great feats in the field of tantra. The Tantriks there, known as Lamas, follow the Buddhist cult and are divided into different groups like the Himayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana etc.
Tola An Indian unit of weight- one eightieth of a seer.


Upnishad The abridged form of the Vedas are known as Upnishads. There are 108 Upnishads.


Vaishya One of the four major classes of people of the Indian society. Basically it is a class representing the businessmen.
Vamachaar The ethos of Vam Marg, one of the two major paths of Tantra. The other being Dakshin Marg, which requires complete sanctity and purity of the mind, body and actions. Vaam Marg, on the other hand, does not stick to such restrictions. It is also known as the leftist wing of Sadhana.
Vaam Marg ref. Vamachaar.
Varga Lit: Group.
Vashikaran Gutika A miraculous pill made of Samskarised mercury helpful in enchanting the people.
Vashisht One of the famous seven sages (Sapta Rishis) who were considered in their powers to be equal to Gods. Vashisht was the son of Lord Brahma.
Vedas The four principal texts of ancient India. Rigved, Atharved, Yajurved and Saamved. They contain deep knowledge of Sadhanas, medicines and Indian philosophy.
Vedic Pertaining to the Vedas.
Veg A kind of metal, used in the formation of gold. Tin.
Vidya Knowledge, lore, erudition.
Viniyog A vow taken by the Sadhak, before the commencement of a Sadhana, to accomplish the Sadhana according to the rules and regulations.
Vish One of the various impurities found in mercury.
Vishnu One of the trinity of Gods who is worshipped by the hindus as the preserver of the universe.
Vishuddh Chakra The fifth divine Chakra which is situated in the throat region. On its activation a person attains the power to give a curse or a boon.
Vishwamitra An ancient sage who was famous for his determination, firmness and resolution.






Yagna A special procedure of worship in which various materials are offered as oblations, in the holy pyre, to obtain the desired results. There are a number of yagnas, mentioned in the scriptures, for acquiring various blisses viz. Putreshthi Yagna (for obtaining an obedient and worthy son), Ashwamegh Yagna (for achieving total victory), Mahalakshmi Yagna (for obtaining wealth and prosperity) etc.
Yajurved The second of the Vedas. It is a compilation and collection of various Mantras which were created by different sages. It has two parts- Shukla Yajurved and Krishna Yajurved.
Yaksha A class of Demi-Gods, bestower of riches and wealth. Feminine: Yakshini
Yama The Lord of death.
Yantra Lit: A machine, equipment, device. In Sadhana, Yantra is a geometric figure inscribed on a metallic plate or a paper, which consists of mystic numbers, Mantras and figures. The Yantra is in fact the confluence of the powers of the concerned God. When a Mantra is chanted the sound vibrations gather force from the Yantra and after reflecting from its surface spread out into the universe and reach the concerned God. These vibrations come into contact with the form of the God, gather divine powers and blessings from Him and return to the Sadhak, thus instilling divinity into him.
Yog One of the six schools of Indian philosophy, it refers to the system of concentration and meditation through the practice of special postures.
Yogi A hindu mendicant, an ascetic. One who performs the practice of Yog.
Yogini A woman who practices Sadhanas.
Yogiraj The most distinguished one, among all the Yogis.
Yoni Lit: Female genitals. Here it depicts the cavity on top of the base of a Shivaling in which the Ling is placed.
Youvan Kartari Ras Siddh Paarad Miraculous Samskarised Paarad, which is able to bestow virility in a sexually incompetent person.
Youvan Kartari Samskars The special steps of Samskars performed on mercury in order to transform it into Youvan Kartari Ras Siddh Paarad.
Yogiraj The most eminent one among all Yogis.


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