Ajapa: 4 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajapa (अजप).—[aspaṣṭaṃ japati nindārthe nañ, jap-ac] A Brāhmaṇa who does not (properly) repeat his prayers (kupāṭhaka); अजपा ब्राह्मणास्तात शूद्रा जपपरायणाः । भविष्यन्ति कलौ (ajapā brāhmaṇāstāta śūdrā japaparāyaṇāḥ | bhaviṣyanti kalau) Mb.; one who reads heretical works.

-pā [prayatnena na japyā aprayatno- ccāritatvāt; karmaṇi ac] Name of a Mantra called हंस (haṃsa), which consists of a number of inhalations an exhalations (śvāsapraśvāsayoḥ bahirgamanāgamanābhyām akṣaraniṣpādanarūpo japaḥ sa ca haṃsaḥ so'ham ityākāra eva ucchvāsaireva niśvāsairhaṃsa ityakṣaradvayam | tasmātprāṇaśca haṃsākhya ātmākāreṇa sasthitaḥ ||)

Derivable forms: ajapaḥ (अजपः).

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

Ajapa (अजप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. A reader of works considered heterodox. 2. Agoatherd. f. () 1. A particular mantra or mystical formula employed by the Tantrikas, the essence of which is in the letters H and S, whence it is termed the Hansa mantra 2. Siva and Sakti combined, to which form, the mantra is particularly, addressed. mfn.

(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) 1. Who or what does not perform the Japa. 1. Cherishing or feeding goats. E. a not; and japa silent prayer; or aja a goat, and pa who protects.

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

Ajapa (अजप).—[masculine] goat-herd.

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

1) Ajapa (अजप):—[=aja-pa] [from aja > aj] a m. a goat-herd.

2) [=a-japa] 1. a-japa m. (√jap), one who does not repeat prayers

3) [v.s. ...] a reciter of heterodox works, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Ajapā (अजपा):—[=a-japā] [from a-japa] f. the mantra or formula called haṃsa (which consists only of a number of inhalations and exhalations).

5) Ajapa (अजप):—[=aja-pa] 2. aja-pa m. See 1. aja.

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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 (even English!). 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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