The Senses in Yoga



Indriya - Fit or belonging or agreeable to Indra - companion of Indra - power of the senses

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indriya
indriyá [p= 167,2] [L=29215]
fit for or belonging to or agreeable to indra RV. AV. VS.
indriyá [L=29216]
a companion of indra(?) RV. i , 107 , 2 AV. xix , 27 , 1
indriyá [L=29217]
power , force , the quality which belongs especially to the mighty indra RV. AV. VS. TS. AitBr. S3Br.
indriyá [L=29218]
exhibition of power , powerful act RV. VS.
indriyá [L=29219]
bodily power , power of the senses
indriyá [L=29220]
virile power AV. VS. S3Br.
indriyá [L=29221]
semen virile VS. Ka1tyS3r. MBh. &c
indriyá [L=29222]
faculty of sense , sense , organ of sense AV. Sus3r. Mn. Ragh. Kir. &c
indriyá [L=29223]
the number five as symbolical of the five senses. (In addition to the five organs of perception , buddhī*ndriyāi or jñāne*ndriyāi , i.e. eye , ear , nose , tongue , and skin , the Hindus enumerate five organs of action , karme*ndriyāi i.e. larynx , hand , foot , anus , and parts of generation ; between these ten organs and the soul or ātman stands manas or mind , considered as an eleventh organ ; in the vedānta , manas , buddhi , ahakāra , and citta form the four inner or internal organs , antar-indriyāi , so that according to this reckoning the organs are fourteen in number , each being presided over by its own ruler or niyant ; thus , the eye by the Sun , the ear by the Quarters of the world , the nose by the two aśvins , the tongue by pracetas , the skin by the Wind , the voice by Fire , the hand by indra , the foot by viṣṇu , the anus by mitra , the parts of generation by prajāpati , manas by the Moon , buddhi by brahman , ahakāra by śiva , citta by viṣṇu as acyuta ; in the nyāya philosophy each organ is connected with its own peculiar element , the nose with the Earth , the tongue with Water , the eye with Light or Fire , the skin with Air , the ear with Ether ; the jainas divide the whole creation into five sections , according to the number of organs attributed to each being.)
indriya [p= 1321,1] [L=321420]

Peacock Feathers



(H2) mfn.
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(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
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A peacock showing off its colours, Sultanpur National Park



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3534452/No-wonder-peacocks-proud-plumes-Beautiful-close-images-capture-birds-feathers-iridescent-glory.html

Peacocks are known for their impressive feathers - and these incredible magnified images show just why they are so keen to put them on display.
A Canadian software engineer and photographer has shed light on how the colour of the feathers seem to change from blue to gold, by capturing what they look like when magnified 500 times.

The pretty plumes appear more like intricate woven jewellery or clothes rather than strands of feather at such close proximity.

A Canadian software engineer and photographer has shed light on how the colour of peacock feathers seem to change from blue to gold (pictured), by capturing what they look like when magnified 500 times.

A Canadian software engineer and photographer has shed light on how the colour of peacock feathers seem to change from blue to gold (pictured), by capturing what they look like when magnified 500 times

'From afar you only see the pattern of the eye,' Waldo Nell told Wired.

'From up close you can see the bundles of barbules and colouration unique to each segment. There is a lot of beauty hidden that you can only see up close.'



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Symbolism of the Peacock Feather

“The peacock's feather in all ages has been considered as a sign of beauty and knowledge; beauty because it is beautiful, knowledge because it is in the form of an eye. It is by keen observation that man acquires knowledge. Knowledge without love is lifeless.” - sufimovement.com, international Sufi movement.

“Hemant Kumar Mangal: “Lord Krishna`s peacock feathers on his crown are called Mayur pankh in Hindi and Sikhipincham in Sanskrit.”

LEGEND SAYS In Govardhan hills, once when Krishna was playing his flute, the sweet melody that poured out made the peacocks dance in joy and excitement. At the end of a long dance they spread their feathers and the king Peacock offered with great humility its feathers as an offering. The lord accepted it and adorned himself with it.

KRISHNA`S MAYUR PANKH or Sikhipincham

•It is very rare in nature. The eyes in the feathers are seen on both the sides, which commonly do not occur. The feather has extraordinary powers, which gives hypnotizing powers to the wearer.
•When one worships Krishna with the feathers on his crown, one is blessed with auspiciousness, wealth, health and transcendent knowledge.
•They represent divine love that enters the human heart and fills one`s entire being in ecstasy. It also reminds us of the romantic love shared between Krishna and Radha. The feathers are always in the direction of Radharani. It is said Lord Krishna cleanses the holy feet of Radha with Peacock feathers, during their playtimes in Vrindavan.
•It is a symbol of beauty and knowledge. The eye in the feather represents the divine wisdom or the third eye of Krishna. It helps one attain the supreme knowledge of the self. It symbolically states that wisdom of the mind and love of the heart makes one existence whole and for this blessed state, it is very important to worship the Lord adorned with his feathers.
•The feather protects one from evil eye and destroys all negativity like anger, greed, jealousy and removes poisons.
•The feathers stand for beauty, richness in life, felicity and joy. The dark colors in it stand for sorrow, sadness and the bright colors for happiness, symbolizing that life comes with both happiness and sorrow and when one worships Krishna with peacock feather; one attains equanimity of mind, accepts life and learns to surrender to the lord.
•The brightness of the feather is due to the presence of barbules that help reflect light and Krishna`s pankh have barbules on both sides making it highly divine in nature. The barbules help the colors to shimmer and different hues appear at different angles.
•The feathers have thousand eyes, which symbolize as a vault of heaven and eyes of stars and it`s iridescent coloring is a gift from Lord Indra as an act of compassion to the bird.
•They also have the power to do away bad influences of the planets. Grace of both Radha and Krishna descends on worshipping this form of Krishna.

Additional Info: by Chaudhary Alha Singh: “It also help someone to defend against the venom of serpents. Kalia snake was subdued by krishna and Yamuna was cleaned from his venom. Snakes are a vicious and fear object. Peacock is known as incarnation of Garud , the animal on which GOD Vishnu travels. Considering its auspiciousness and bright colours it is declared as National bird in free India.”

sikhipaksais - like the feathers of a peacock.
śikhi - a peacock, name of Indra, the god of love.
[(Indra is god of the senses, the senses are called Indriyas).]
pakṣa - a wing , pinion (in one passage n.) RV. a symbol. N. of the number two. a feather , the feathers on both sides of an arrow. The fin of a fish. The shoulder. the flank or side or the half of anything RV. the side or wing of a building AV. the wing or flank of an army. the half of a lunar month. a limb or member of the body L. (in alg.) a primary division or the side of an equation in a primary division. The feathers of the tail of a peacock , a tail L. purity , perfection L. 
[Peacock - National bird of India, symbol of grace, pride and beauty, a sign of joy; associated with Lakshmi and Saraswati. In some depictions, the peacock waits by the side of Saraswati, wanting to be her vehicle, but she uses a swan as her ride because the peacock is thought to be moody and unpredictable and influenced by the weather.

(Peacock feathers are prized all over the world for their beauty. Peacocks shed their feathers every year.

(Photonic cyrstals in peacock iridescence - the rich colors move as the viewer moves. The color and light is dynamic. Iridescent colors are different than pigment-based colors, that selectively absorb light at some wavelengths and reflect light from other wavelengths, such as the chlorophyl in plants that absorbs and reflects all colors except green. Iridescent colors are “produced by tiny, intricate two-dimensional crystal-like structures,” and slight variations in the spacing of these microscopic structures cause different wavelengths of light to be filtered and reflected,” (National Geographic, Oct 17 2003). “When viewed under a microscope, they revealed a repetitive two-dimensional structure of small crystals—each with a width hundreds of times thinner than a human hair. Optical measurements and calculations showed that variation in the spaces between repeats of the crystals causes the structures to reflect light in slightly different ways and leads to variation in color.”



 indriyagocara
indriyá--gocara [p= 167,2] [L=29226]
being within the range of the senses , perceptible , capable of being ascertained by the senses.
(H3) mfn.
 indriyagrāma
indriyá--grāma [L=29227]
the assemblage of the organs , the senses or organs of sense collectively Veda1ntas. 232 Mn. MBh.
(H3) m.
 indriyabuddhi
indriyá--buddhi [L=29233]
perception by the senses , the exercise of any sense , the faculty of any organ.
(H3) f.
 indriyabodhana
indriyá--bodhana [L=29234]
arousing the bodily powers , sharpening the senses Sus3r.
indriyá--bodhana [L=29235]
any excitement of sense , an object of perception , a stimulus , &c
(H3) mfn.
(H3B) n.
 indriyabodhin
indriyá--bodhin [L=29236]
arousing the bodily powers , sharpening the senses Sus3r.
indriyá--bodhin [L=29237]
any excitement of sense , an object of perception , a stimulus , &c
(H3) mfn.
(H3B) n.
 indriyavat
indriyá--vat [L=29239]
having senses BhP.

» also indriyā-vat.)
(H3) mfn.
[L=29240](
 indriyaviaya
indriyá--viaya [L=29243]
any object of the senses.
(H3) m.
 indriyaśakti
indriyá--śakti [L=29245]
power of the senses Bhartr2. Kap.
(H3) f.

 indriyabuddhi
indriyá--buddhi [p= 167,2] [L=29233]
perception by the senses , the exercise of any sense , the faculty of any organ.
(H3) f.


 indriyabodhana
indriyá--bodhana [p= 167,2] [L=29234]
arousing the bodily powers , sharpening the senses Sus3r.
indriyá--bodhana [L=29235]
any excitement of sense , an object of perception , a stimulus , &c
(H3) mfn.
(H3B) n.


indriyaśakti
indriyá--śakti [p= 167,2] [L=29245]
power of the senses Bhartr2. Kap.
(H3) f.



aindriyaka
aindriyaka [p= 234,2] [L=40485]
relating to the senses , sensual Car. VP.
(H2) mfn.

karaagrāma
káraa--grāma [p= 254,1] [L=44243]
the senses collectively L.
(H3) m.

 kāmagua
kā́ma--gua [p= 272,1] [L=48006]
" quality of desire " , affection , passion


kā́ma--gua [L=48009]
the objects of the five senses , sensual enjoyments Lalit. 225 , 4.
(H3) m.
[L=48007]satiety , perfect enjoyment
[L=48008]an object of sense
(H3B) m. pl.

rūpādhibodha
rūpā* dhibodha [p= 886,2] [L=179196]
the perception of form or of any visible object (by the senses) W.
(H3) m.


The Senses in Sensory Physiology
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