Anvayajna, Anvayajña, Anvaya-ajna, Anvayājñā: 5 definitions


Anvayajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anvayajna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anvayājñā (अन्वयाज्ञा) refers to the “command of the tradition”.—[...] The practice and experience of Gesture in this, and similar forms, is so central to the teachings of the Kubjikā Tantras that it is identified with the Command of the Tradition (anvayājñā) that represents the entire content of the transmission. Accordingly, the goddess’s Kramamaṇḍala, the Saṃvartāmaṇḍala, is also commonly called Mudrāmaṇḍala and occasionally Mudrāpīṭha. Thus Mudrā is Saṃvartā, that is, the goddess herself who is the energy of the fire that consumes the worlds at the end of an aeon (kalpa) and burns in the centre of the maṇḍala.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anvayajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anvayajña (अन्वयज्ञ).—m.

(-jñaḥ) A genealogist. E. anvaya. and jña who knows.

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

Anvayajña (अन्वयज्ञ):—[=anv-aya-jña] [from anv-aya] m. a genealogist.

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

Anvayajña (अन्वयज्ञ):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-jñaḥ) A genealogist. E. anvaya and jña.

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

Anvayajña (अन्वयज्ञ):—[anvaya-jña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. A genealogist.

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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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