Ajna, aka: Ājñā, Ajña; 4 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 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)

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.

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