Agnicayana, Agni-cayana: 7 definitions



Agnicayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Agnichayana.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Agni-cayana.—(EI 32; IA 19), a sacrificial rite. Note: agni-cayana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnicayana (अग्निचयन).—. arranging or keeping the sacred fire (agnyādhāna); चित्याग्निचित्ये च (cityāgnicitye ca) P.III.1.132.


-yaḥ, -yanaḥ the Mantra used in this operation.

Derivable forms: agnicayanam (अग्निचयनम्).

Agnicayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and cayana (चयन). See also (synonyms): agnicaya, agnicityā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Agnicayana (अग्निचयन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—śr. Oppert. 1373. 1730. 1731.

2) Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—Taitt. Sb. 87.

3) Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—Āpast. Cs. 210.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—[=agni-cayana] [from agni] n. arranging to preparing the sacred or sacrificial fire-place

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Arranging the fire-place, a sa-crificial ceremony, viz. arranging on a piece of ground of merely a fathom’s length, which must have been previously ploughed, consecrated bricks (see iṣṭakā), so as to make them to imitate the shape of a bird. There are five or in some case, six such chitis (q. v.) required for receiving the sacrificial fire. E. agni (in the sense of the dat.) and cayana.

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

Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—(agni + cayana) Anlegung des heiligen Feuers [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa] bei [Akademische Vorlesungen 115.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 11 - 18.] enthält agnicayanamantraḥ .

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

Agnicayana (अग्निचयन):—n. das Schichten des Feueraltars [Indische studien von Weber 13,217.]

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