Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Virat Mean?

Virat is a Sanskrit term referring to the complete totality of beings in their gross body, which is one of three forms that also include the causal and subtle forms of the body. The Upanishads revealed these three forms and their relation to the three forms of consciousness – dream sleep, dreaming and waking. To a certain extent, everything in the physical world contains virat as the cosmic form expressing itself in each physical body.


Yogapedia Explains Virat

Having definitions in the Bhagavad Gita, virat is also acknowledged in mantras and thought-forms during meditations because it is important to acknowledge that the physical form is present within a larger universe, but that they are still one.

Virat is seen as a higher belief system where it is a small part of a larger whole and is the physical body that is used during the spirit’s lifespan on earth.

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