Yajna, Yajña: 27 definitions


Yajna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Yajña (यज्ञ):—

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Yājña (याज्ञ):—(von yajña) adj. zum Opfer gehörig: mantra [Yāska’s Nirukta 7, 3. 4.]

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Yājña (याज्ञ):—, karman [Patañjali] [?a. a. O.1,17,b.2,397,b.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Yajña (यज्ञ):—m.

1) Gottesverehrung im weitesten Sinne. — a) Verehrung in Worten der Andacht , Preis , Huldigung. — b) Gottesdienst , Weihehandlung , Opfer. In Comp. mit dem Darbringer , mit dem , welchem dargebracht wird , und mit dem , was bildlich als Opfer betrachtet wird. —

2) wohl concret Verehrer , Opferer [Ṛgveda (roth). 3,30,15.32,12.] —

3) *Feuer.

4) * = ātman. —

5) personificirt und zwar — a) mit dem Patron. Prājāpatya. — b) als eine Form Viṣṇu's. — c) als Indra unter Manu Svāyaṃbhuva. — d) als ein Sohn Ruci’s vor der Ākūti.

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Yājña (याज्ञ):—Adj. zum Opfer gehörig [Saṃhitopaniṣad 27,1.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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