Vibhuti, vibhutis

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By Swami Harshananda

Different Inferences of Vibhuti or Vibhutis

  • Vibhuti or vibhut is is another name for bhasma, the holy ash smeared on the forehead and other parts of the body by the śaivas.
  • The word is also used in the sense of special or extraordinary powers of God, or the siddhis, the yogic powers that a yogi gains as a result of samyama on various objects.
  • The tenth chapter of the Bhagavadgītā is called Vibhutiyoga.
  • The third chapter of the Yogasutras of Patañjali[1] has been named Vibhutipāda.


  1. He lived in 200 A. C.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore