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dharana (dhä·räˑ·n),

n mental concentration, one of the eight limbs or paths of Patanjali's yoga aimed at self-realization and self-knowledge. Concentration is here defined as calming the mind by focusing its attention on an object. See also yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, and samadhi.
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Tenders are invited for construction of 70 m span steel foot jullah bridge at dharana near jogi mohalla mendhar 2nd call (sub-structure incl approaches)
The ninth chapter is a called, "Prathyhara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi.
The limbs (to explain briefly) are: yamas and niyamas (the inward and outward observances Of a yogi), asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, dharana and samadhi.
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranasamyama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana of Hari in the middle of the eyebrows, and Samadhi.
The eight limbs are Yama, or universal morality; Niyama, or personal observances; Asanas, or body postures; Pranayama, or breathing exercises; Pratyahara, or control of the senses; Dharana, or concentration and cultivation of inner perception; Dhyana, or devotion and meditation on the divine; Samadhi, or union with the divine.
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda, there are eight limbs of yoga--yama (abstinence), niyama (observance), asana (posture), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (super-conscious state).
It includes eight stages or limbs: yama (ethical principles), niyama (self-restraint), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration), dyhana (meditation), and samadhi (liberation).
i duli duhi pita dharana na jai (2:77) 'having milked' sahaje thira kari varuni sandhe (3:82) 'having done/made' je ajaramara hoi didha kandhe (3:82) 'having become' sadguru bohe bujhi re kasu kahini (23: 172) 'having understood' uju re uju chari ma lehu re bangka (32:) 'having abandoned -ia lui bhanai guru pucchia jana (1:67) 'having asked' raga desa moha laia chara (11:119) 'having smeared (the ashes of .
The Gehlot family was asked to leave Dharana village after Ravinder Singh Gehlot, 24, married 20-year-old Shilpa Kadyan of Siwah village near Panipat, against the wishes of the village elders.
They are Yama (a practice of abstinences), Niyama (a practice of observances), Asana (poses), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadi (contemplation, absorption).
It may be that Dharmaraksa confused darune (dreadful) with dharana (preserve, uphold) or perhaps even with dharma.
The issue had snowballed creating tension and clashes in Dharana village of Haryana.