Ajina, aka: Ājina; 10 Definition(s)
Ajina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ajina (अजिन).—Genealogy From Viṣṇu, Brahmā, Marīci, Kaśyapa, Vaivasvata, Uttānapāda, Dhruva, Śṛṣṭi, Ripu, Cākṣuṣa, Manu, Uru, Aṃga, Vena, Pṛthu, Antardhāna, Havirdhāna and Ajina. Birth. Pṛthu had two sons, Antardhāna and Vādi. Antardhāna had a son, Havirdhāna, by Śikhaṇḍinī. Dhiṣaṇā, who was born in the Agnikula became Havirdhāna’s wife. Six sons were born to them, Prācīnabarhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja and Ajina. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 14). (See full article at Story of Ajina from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Ajina (अजिन).—A son of Havirdhāna.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 2.
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.
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
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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.).Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
ajina (अजिन).—n S A hide (esp. of an antelope) used as a bed or seat by the religious student.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ajina (अजिन) [-kṛṣṇājina, -कृष्णाजिन].—n A hide of an antelope used as a bed or seat.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Ajina (अजिन).—[ajati kṣipati raja ādi āvaraṇena; aj-inac, ajeraja ca Uṇ.2.48, vībhāvabādhanārtham]
1) the (hairy) skin of a tiger, lion, elephant &c. especially of a black antelope (used as a seat, garment &c.); अथाजिनाषाढधरः (athājināṣāḍhadharaḥ) Ku.5.3, गजाजिनं शोणितबिन्दुवर्षि च (gajājinaṃ śoṇitabinduvarṣi ca) 67, Ki.11.15; ऐणेयेनाजिनेन ब्राह्मणं रौरवेण क्षत्रियम् अजिनेन वैश्यम् (aiṇeyenājinena brāhmaṇaṃ rauraveṇa kṣatriyam ajinena vaiśyam) Āśval.
2) A sort of leather bag or bellows.
Derivable forms: ajinam (अजिनम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-naṃ) A hide used as a seat, bed, &c. by the religious student; generally the hide of an antelope. E. aja to go, and the Unadi aff. inac.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Kṛṣṇājinā (कृष्णाजिना).—(= Pali Kaṇhājinā), n. of the daughter of Viśvaṃtara: Jm 59.22 ff.; in ...
Ajinayoni (अजिनयोनि).—m. (-niḥ) A deer, or antelope. E. ajina a hide. and yoni place of origin.
Ajinapatrā (अजिनपत्रा).—f. (-trā-trī) A bat. E. ajina a hide, and patra a wing.
Eṇājina (एणाजिन).—n. (-naṃ) A deer-skin. E. eṇa and ajina the same.
Daṇḍājina (दण्डाजिन).—n. (-naṃ) Deceit, fraud, cheating, roguery.
Ājinadvīpa (आजिनद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encir...
Ājinasamudra (आजिनसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Ājinadv...
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Nirajina (निरजिन).—a. skinless. Nirajina is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and...
Ekaṇājina (एकणाजिन).—deer-skin. Derivable forms: ekaṇājinam (एकणाजिनम्).Ekaṇājina is a Sanskrit...
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Rāṅkavājina (राङ्कवाजिन).—a. woollen skin. Derivable forms: rāṅkavājinam (राङ्कवाजिनम्).Rāṅkavā...
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