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Ajina, aka: Ājina; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Ajina means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Ajina (अजिन).—A son of Havirdhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Ajina (अजिन).—This word denotes generally the skin of an animal—e.g., a gazelle, as well as that of a goat (aja). The use of skins as clothing is shown by the adjective ‘clothed in skins’ (ajina-vāsin) in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa (iii. 9. 1. 2), and the furrier’s trade is mentioned in the Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā. The Maruts also wear deer-skins, and the wild ascetics (muni) of a late Rigveda hymn6 seem to be clad in skins (mala).

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

In Buddhism

Pali

Ajina, (nt.) (Vedic ajina, to aja, orig. goats’skin) the hide of the black antelope, worn as a garment by ascetics D.I, 167; Sn.1027; J.I, 12, 53; IV, 387; V, 407. kharājina a rough skin (as garment) M.I, 343; S.IV, 118; A.II, 207; Sn.249 (= kharāni a°-cammāni SnA 291). dantājina? ivory (q. v.).

—khipa a cloak made of a network of strips of a black antelope’s hide D.I, 167; S.I, 117; A.I, 240, 295; II, 206; Vin.I, 306; III, 34; J.VI, 569. —paveṇi a cloth of the size of a couch made from pieces of ant. skin sewn together Vin.I, 192; D.I, 7 (= ajina-cammehi mañcappamāṇena sibbitvā katā paveṇi DA.I, 87); A.I, 181. —sāṭī a garment of skins (= ajina-camma-sāṭī DhA.IV, 156) Dh.394 = J.I, 481 = III, 85. (Page 10)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

ajina : (m.) a cheetah, i.e. a long limbed beast of cat family with tawny fur and black spots. (ptsd) gives the meaning "black antilope" but the Sinhalese term "andum diviyā" shows that it is a kind of leopard. nt. its hide.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ājina (आजिन) is the shorter name of Ājinadvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Ājinasamudra (or simply Ājina), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.

Ājina is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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