Ajna, aka: Ājñā, Ajña; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Ājñā (आज्ञा).—A name of Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 17. 19.
(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.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Ajna, meaning “command' or 'summoning”, is the sixth primary chakra according to Hindu tradition. The Ajna chakra is positioned in the stomata directly behind the center of the forehead. Its ksehtram, or superficial activation site, is in the eyebrow region at the position of the “third eye”. The seed syllable is Aum, or "Pranava Om", the supreme sound.

Function: Ajna translates as 'command' and is considered as the eye of intuition and intellect. When something is seen in the mind's eye, or in a dream, it is being 'seen' by Ajna. It is a bridge that links gurus with disciples, allowing mind communication to occur between two people. The sense organ and action organ associated with Ajna is the mind.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

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Marathi-English dictionary

Ajña (अज्ञ).—a S Unlearned or unknowing.

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ājñā (आज्ञा).—f (S) An order, injunction, command. ājñā vandaṇēṃ To reverence (obey) an order. Ex. ājñā vandōna nighālā tēvhāṃ || Also tumacī ājñā vandilī ājñēnirāḷā Contrary to order.

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ājñā (आज्ञा).—. Add as a phrase:--ājñā dēṇēṃ To discharge or dismiss (from service, an office, or any attendance). A phrase in polite style.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ajña (अज्ञ).—a Unlearned or unknowing.

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ājñā (आज्ञा).—f An order, command. ājñā vandaṇēṃ Reverence (obey) an order.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajña (अज्ञ).—a. [na jānāti, jñā-ka. na. ta.]

1) Not knowing, unaware of, unconscious, devoid of knowledge or experience; अज्ञो भवति वै बालः (ajño bhavati vai bālaḥ) Ms.2.153; ज्ञाज्ञौ (jñājñau) (jñaḥ īśvaraḥ ajñaḥ jīvaḥ) the knowing and unknowing, supreme and individual soul.

2) Ignorant, unwise, foolish, silly, stupid (said of men as well as animals); अज्ञः सुखमाराध्यः (ajñaḥ sukhamārādhyaḥ) Bh.1.3, Pt.2.3.

3) Inanimate; not endowed with the power of understanding (acetana.)

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Ājñā (आज्ञा).—9 P. To know, understand, learn, obtain information, ascertain, notice, perceive. -Caus. (jñāpayati)

1) To order, command, direct.

2) To assure.

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Ājñā (आज्ञा).—[ā-jñā-aṅ] P. आतश्चोपसर्गे (ātaścopasarge) P.III.3.16.

1) An order, command; तथेति शेषामिव भर्तुराज्ञाम् (tatheti śeṣāmiva bharturājñām) Ku.3.22.

2) Permission, allowance.

3) Power of arrangement; नैवार्थेन च कामेन विक्रमेण न चाज्ञया । शक्या दैवगतिर्लोके निवर्तयितुमुद्यता (naivārthena ca kāmena vikrameṇa na cājñayā | śakyā daivagatirloke nivartayitumudyatā) || Rām.6.11.25.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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