Showing posts with label Yatra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yatra. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Does Yatra Mean In Hinduism?

 

Yatra means "travel" in Sanskrit.

Although the term yatra may apply to any kind of travel in its literal sense, its semantic scope in contemporary Hindi is more smaller, and connotes serious travel rather than a walk around the block or a tourist excursion.

The most essential aspect of the term yatra is religious travel, notably pilgrimage to holy locations (tirthas).

A yatra is therefore a voyage, but one of a specific kind.


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Hinduism - Who Is Considered A Yatri In Hindu Spirituality?

 


The term yatri refers to a novitiate Bairagi, a renunciant ascetic society made up of worshippers of the deity Vishnu (bhakta).

As a common term, it refers to a person who is embarking on a yatra ("journey"; more specifically, a travel of religious meaning).


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Hinduism - What Is A Jatra? What Is The Difference Between Yatra And Jatra?


 Jatra and Yatra is a vernacular variant of the Sanskrit word yatra, which means "travel." 

The term yatra is most often used to refer to travels to distant locations, while jatra refers to visits to locations within the immediate vicinity.

 


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