Ajakarna, Ajakarṇa, Ajākarṇa, Aja-karna: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ajakarṇa (अजकर्ण).—name of a disciple of Buddha: Mahāvastu i.76.1.

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

Ajakarṇa (अजकर्ण).—m.

(-rṇaḥ) 1. The ear of a goat. 2. A tree, (Terminalia alata tomentosa, Rox.) See asana. E. aja a goat. karṇa an ear; the leaf being compared to the ear of a goat.

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

1) Ajakarṇa (अजकर्ण):—[=aja-karṇa] [from aja > aj] m. a goat’s ear

2) [v.s. ...] the tree Terminalia Alata Tomentosa.

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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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