Ajaneya, Ājāneya, Ajāneya: 9 definitions


Ajaneya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ājāneya (आजानेय).—A species of good horses. (Śloka 10, Chapter 270, Vana Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ājāneya (आजानेय).—The country noted for horses.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 16. 17.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ajaneya (अजनेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.4.96) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajaneya) 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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ājāneya (आजानेय, “well-trained”) is a title given to the Bhikṣus that accompanied the Buddha when he went to Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata at Rājagṛha according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “fools (bāla) do not know how to watch over the sense organs. Not having cut wrong views (dṛṣṭi) inspired by passion (rāga), hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha), they are untamed like a bad horse. That is why the Arhats are called Ājāneya”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajāneya (अजानेय).—a. Of high breed, powerful, fearless, undaunted (as a horse).

-yaḥ A horse of high breed. See आजानेय (ājāneya).

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Ājāneya (आजानेय).—a. (- f.)

1) Of good breed (as a horse); आजानेयो दन्तिनस्त्रस्यति स्म (ājāneyo dantinastrasyati sma) Śi.18.23.

2) Of noble birth, fearless, undaunted.

-yaḥ A well-bred horse; शक्तिभि- र्भिन्नहृदयाः स्खलन्तोऽपि पदे पदे । आजानन्ति यतः संज्ञामाजानेयास्ततः स्मृताः (śaktibhi- rbhinnahṛdayāḥ skhalanto'pi pade pade | ājānanti yataḥ saṃjñāmājāneyāstataḥ smṛtāḥ) || Śabdak.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ājāneya (आजानेय) or Ājāniya or Ājānya.—see ājanya.

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

Ājāneya (आजानेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A horse of a good breed. E. aja to go, ghañ affix, āja going: āneya to be taken: who carries the rider through all opposition, &c.

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

1) Ājāneya (आजानेय):—[from ā-jan] a mf(ī)n. of noble origin, of good breed (as a horse), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] originating or descending from (in [compound]), [Buddhist literature]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a well-bred horse, [Mahābhārata iii, 15704.]

4) b and neyya See ā-√jan.

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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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