Ajakarna, aka: Aja-karna, Ajakarṇa, Ajākarṇa; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Ajakarṇa (अजकर्ण).—A son of Maya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 29.

2) Ajākarṇa (अजाकर्ण).—A place fit for śrāddha offering.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 33.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajakarna in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Ajakarṇa (अजकर्ण).—[ajasya karṇaṃ iva parṇaṃ yasya-svārthe kan] Name of the plant असनवृक्ष (asanavṛkṣa) Terminalia Alata Tomentosa; of another tree साल (sāla) Shorea Robusta.

Derivable forms: ajakarṇaḥ (अजकर्णः).

Ajakarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and karṇa (कर्ण). See also (synonyms): ajakarṇaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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