Adhiyajna, Adhiyajña: 5 definitions
Adhiyajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)Source: Google Books: Kalātattvakośa, volume 3
Adhiyajña (अधियज्ञ).—Adhiyajña is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā (VIII.3-4) as puruṣottama who is the enjoyer of all yajñas.
Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Adhiyajña (अधियज्ञ) refers to “in-dwelling Supersoul, who inspires the living entities to perform sacrifice and awards the results of their prescribed duty”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Adhiyajña (अधियज्ञ).—a. Pertaining to sacrifice; °ज्ञं ब्रह्म जपेत् (jñaṃ brahma japet) Ms. 6.83.
-jñaḥ Principal sacrifice; the agency effecting or causing such sacrifice; °ज्ञोहमेवात्र देहे देहभृतां वर (jñohamevātra dehe dehabhṛtāṃ vara) Bg.8.4. the अधियज्ञ (adhiyajña) is I myself in this body (i. e. Kṛṣṇa); अत्रास्मिन्देहे अन्तर्यामित्वेन स्थितोऽहमधियज्ञः यज्ञादिकर्मप्रवर्तकस्तत्फल- दाता चेति श्रीधरः (atrāsmindehe antaryāmitvena sthito'hamadhiyajñaḥ yajñādikarmapravartakastatphala- dātā ceti śrīdharaḥ).
-jñam adv. on the subject of sacrifices, so अधियाग (adhiyāga).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Adhiyajña (अधियज्ञ).—1. [masculine] the supreme sacrifice.
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Adhiyajña (अधियज्ञ).—2. [adjective] relating to the sacrifice.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Starts with: Adhiyajnam.
Ends with: Sadhiyajna.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 8.4 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Verse 7.30 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 8.2 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Bhagavadgita (by Kashinath Trimbak Telang)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XXXI (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII) < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
Section XXXII (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VIII) < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]