Ajaka, Ajakā, Ājaka: 8 definitions


Ajaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Ajaka (अजक):—Son of Balāka (son of Puru). He had a son named Kuśa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.4)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ajaka (अजक).—An Asura. Birth. Kaśyapa was born the son of Marīci, son of Brahmā. Kaśyapa married Danu, one of the daughters of Dakṣa and had two sons by her. They were Ajaka and Vṛṣaparvā. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 24; Chapter 67, Verse 16). (See full article at Story of Ajaka from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ajaka (अजक).—A son of Balāka and father of Kuśa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 3-4.

1b) The son of Sunaha (Suhotra, Vāyu-purāṇa, and Sumantu, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Balākāśva;1 ruled for 21 years (31 ?).2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 30; 74-126; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 60-61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 313.

1c) The son of Dilīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 48.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ajaka (अजक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.24, I.65, I.61.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ajaka, a goat, pl. goats Vin.II, 154. — f. ajikā J.III, 278 & ajiyā J.V, 241. (Page 10)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajakā (अजका).—= अजिका (ajikā) below.

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Ajakā (अजका).—(svārthe kan ṭāp)

1) A young she-goat.

2) [ajasya vikāraḥ avayavaḥ galastanaḥ purīṣaṃ vā] The fleshy protuberance on the neck, or its excrement. -3. A disease of the pupil of the eye.

See also (synonyms): ajikā.

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Ājaka (आजक).—[ajānāṃ samūhaḥ vuñ] A flock of goats.

Derivable forms: ājakam (आजकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājaka (आजक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A flock of goats. E. aja a goat, and vuñ aff.

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

1) Ajaka (अजक):—[from aj] m. Name of a descendant of Purūravas

2) [v.s. ...] of a king of Magadha

3) Ajakā (अजका):—[from ajaka > aj] f. a young she-goat

4) [v.s. ...] a disease of the pupil of the eye (small reddish tumours compared to kids, protruding through the transparent cornea and discharging pus).

5) Ājaka (आजक):—[from āja] n. a flock of goats, [Pāṇini 4-2, 39.]

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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. 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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