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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
are the followers of the Yoga (q.v.) system of Hindu philosophy, but in popular acceptation a term generally denoting a Hindu ascetic or devotee, a man who has entered the fourth stage of religious life as described in the sastras. A large class of such persons forms a division of the votaries of Siva.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Yogins'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/y/yogins.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.