Anujnata, Anujñāta: 12 definitions


Anujnata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात) (Cf. Abhyanujñāta) refers to “that which is permitted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) spoke to Śiva: “Thus addressed by Himavat, Śiva, the benefactor of the worlds, laughingly permitted him to go. Permitted [i.e., abhi-anujñāta] by Śiva, Himavat returned to his abode along with Pārvatī. He wanted to visit Him daily. Even without her father but accompanied by her maids, Pārvatī approached Śiva everyday for serving Him with devotion. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात) refers to “(that which is) instructed (by the Lord)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then, the bodhisatva, the great being, Gaganagañja addressed himself to the Lord: ‘[...] (9-14) [How do the Bodhisattvas] never forsake the recollection of the Buddha, the dharma, the saṃgha, renunciation, morality, and gods which are instructed by the Lord (buddha-anujñāta)? (15) [How do the Bodhisattvas] perform his practice of a Bodhisattva after having obtained the equality of liberation? (16) [How do the Bodhisattvas] know the characteristics of the behaviour of all living beings? [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात) refers to the “authorization (of the Tathāgata’s words)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Nāgas requested the Bhagavān for help], “O Bhagavān, extremely dreadful mantrapadas have been uttered. [...] By mere recollection we will keep off excessive rain. We will not break the authorization (anujñāta) of the Tathāgata’s words. Moreover, O Bhagavān, we will give the curse dhāraṇī-mantrapadas. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anujñāta (अनुज्ञात).—p S Ordered, commanded.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anujñāta (अनुज्ञात).—p Permitted, sanctioned.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात).—p. p.

1) Permitted, allowed, ब्रह्म यस्त्वननुज्ञातमधीयानादवाप्नुयात् । स ब्रह्मस्तेयसंयुक्तो नरकं प्रितपद्यते (brahma yastvananujñātamadhīyānādavāpnuyāt | sa brahmasteyasaṃyukto narakaṃ pritapadyate) || Manusmṛti 2.116.

2) assented to, granted, honoured, favoured.

3) authorised.

4) dismissed.

5) Taught; शिष्याणामखिलं कृत्स्नमनुज्ञातं ससंग्रहम् (śiṣyāṇāmakhilaṃ kṛtsnamanujñātaṃ sasaṃgraham) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.318.24.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Ordered, directed, instructed. 2. Assented to, permitted, allowed. 3. Accepted. 4. Acknowleged, recognised. E. anu and jñāta known.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात).—[adjective] allowed, permitted, authorized.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात):—[=anu-jñāta] [from anu-jñā] mfn. assented to, permitted, allowed

2) [v.s. ...] ordered, directed, instructed

3) [v.s. ...] accepted

4) [v.s. ...] authorized, honoured

5) [v.s. ...] allowed to depart, dismissed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Assented to, permitted, allowed, accepted, acknowledged.

2) Ordered, directed.

3) Dismissed.

4) Honoured. E. jñā with anu, kṛt aff. kta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात):—[anu-jñāta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Ordered; permitted; accepted.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anujñāta (अनुज्ञात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇujāṇiya, Aṇuṇāya, Aṇuṇṇāya, Aṇunāya.

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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 (even English!). 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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