Ajaya; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ajaya (अजय).—The son of Darbhaka and father of Nandivardhana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 6, 7.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Conqueror Of Life And Death"

Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ajaya (अजय) is the name of a river flowing between the northern and southern divisions of Rāḍha: a village visited by Mahāvīra during his fifth year of spiritual-exertion.—After Kalambukā, he decided to go to Lāḍha (Rāḍha) country, considered as Anārya where no monk or ascetic would even imagine going. There were two divisions of Lāḍha country – north and south, or Vajra and Śubhra. The river Ajaya used to flow in between. In Lāḍha country, there were no suitable places to stay for the Lord. Even tasteless, minimal food used to come about with great difficulty.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajaya (अजय).—a. [nāsti parairjayo yasya] Invincible, unsurpassed unconquerable.

-yaḥ [na. ta.] A defeat; सुखदु (sukhadu):खे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ (khe same kṛtvā lābhālābhau jayājayau) Bg.2.38.

2) Name of Agni (ajena chāgena yāti; yā-ka); or of Viṣṇu (according to some); of a lexicographer.

-yā [nāsti jayo mādakatvena asyām]

1) Hemp or भाङ्ग (bhāṅga).

2) Name of a friend of Durgā

3) Māyā or illusion.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajayā (अजया).—n. of a goddess: Sādh 502.10.

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

Ajaya (अजय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Defeat. mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Unsurpassed, unsubdued, over whom or which no triumph is obtained. f.

(-yā) Hemp. E. a neg. jaya victory.

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Ajaya (अजय) or Ajayya.—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Invincible, not to be subdued or surpassed. E. a neg. jaya conquerable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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