Ajya, aka: Ājya; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Ajya in Purana glossaries]

Ājya (आज्य) refers to “purified butter”, forming part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Ājya is mentioned as an unguent for Viṣṇu’s image and a gift for the Brāhmaṇas (verse 421). Most of the references to the articles of diet occur in the Nīlamata in connection with the offerings made to the gods but it is not difficult to infer from them the food and drink of the common people because “what a man eats his gods eat”.

(Source): archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

1a) Ājya (आज्य).—Good to be seen first after rising from one's bed;1 as a sacrificial offering.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 70. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 30.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 98; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 103.

1b) One of the nine sons of Sāvarṇi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 22.

1c) Four kinds of.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 98-100.
(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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Ajya in Marathi glossaries]

ājya (आज्य).—n S Clarified butter of ajā or She-goat. Hence, clarified butter gen.

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ājya (आज्य).—a S Relating to the goat.

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

ājya (आज्य).—n Clarified butter. a Relating to the goat.

(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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Ajya in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ājya (आज्य).—[ājyate, ā-añj-kyap]

1) Clarified butter, ghee; मन्त्रोऽहमहमेवाज्यम् (mantro'hamahamevājyam) Bg.9.16. आज्यधूमोद्गमेन (ājyadhūmodgamena) Ś.1.15; (it is often distinguished from ghṛta; sarpirvilīnamājyaṃ syād ghanībhūtam ghṛtaṃ bhavet).

2) (In a wider sense) Oil, milk &c used instead of clarified butter; घृतं वा यदि वा तैलं पयो वा दधि यावकम् । आज्यस्थाने नियुक्तानामाज्यशब्दो विधीयते (ghṛtaṃ vā yadi vā tailaṃ payo vā dadhi yāvakam | ājyasthāne niyuktānāmājyaśabdo vidhīyate) ||

3) Name of a sort of chant or religious service (sāmastomabhedaḥ); आजिमीयुस्तस्मादाज्यानामाज्यत्वम् (ājimīyustasmādājyānāmājyatvam) Nir.

4) Turpentine.

Derivable forms: ājyam (आज्यम्).

(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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