Arjana: 14 definitions


Arjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Arjan.

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Arjana (अर्जन) refers to the “acquisition (of religious merit)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] It leads to the acquisition of religious merit (dharma-arjana), by killing ferocious animals such as wolves and tigers, by the protection of standing crop, by the slaughter of stags and other animals, by an inspection of the forest, which serves so many useful purposes, by frightening the thieves, and by conciliating forest tribes. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arjana (अर्जन).—n (S) arjanā f S Earning, gaining, acquiring.

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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

Arjana (अर्जन).—[arj-lyuṭ] Getting, acqisition; अर्थानामर्जने दुःखम् (arthānāmarjane duḥkham) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.163; अर्जयितव्यापारोऽर्जनम् (arjayitavyāpāro'rjanam) Dāy. B.

Derivable forms: arjanam (अर्जनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ārjanā (आर्जना).—(to ārjayati), winning, acquisition: Bodhisattvabhūmi 35.9 (prose) bhogānām ārjanā.

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

Arjana (अर्जन).—n.

(-naṃ) Gain, acquisition of wealth, &c. E. arja, and lyuṭ affix, also written arjjana.

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

Arjana (अर्जन).—[arj + ana], n. Earning, acquisition, Böhtl. [Indralokāgamana] Spr. 219.

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

Arjana (अर्जन).—[neuter] gain, acquisition.

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

Arjana (अर्जन):—[from arj] n. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 20] [commentator or commentary]) procuring, acquiring, gaining, earning, [Manu-smṛti xii, 79, etc.]

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

Arjana (अर्जन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Gain.

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

Arjana (अर्जन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ajjaṇa, Ajjaṇaṇa, Viḍhavaṇa.

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Arjana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arjana (अर्जन) [Also spelled arjan]:—(nm) acquisition; earning; ~[śīla] acquisitive; earning; [arjaka] acquirer; earner; [arjanīya] worth earning or acquiring; [arjita] acquired; earned; —[karanā] to acquire/earn.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arjana (ಅರ್ಜನ):—[noun] the act of earning.

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Ārjana (ಆರ್ಜನ):—[noun] = ಆರ್ಜನೆ [arjane].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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