Bhajana, aka: Bhajanā, Bhājana; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Bhajana (भजन).—A son of Sātvata.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 1.
(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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

bhajana : (nt.) association with. || bhājana (nt.) association with.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Bhajanā, (f.) (fer. bhaj) resorting to, familiarity with Pug. 20=Dhs. 1326, cp. sam° & Dhs. trsl. 345. (Page 496)

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1) Bhājana, 2 (nt.) (fr. bhāj) division, dividing up, in pada° dividing of words, treating of words separately DhsA. 343; similarly bhājaniyaṃ that which should be classed or divided DhsA. 2, also in pada° division of a phrase DhsA. 54. (Page 501)

2) Bhājana, 1 (nt.) (cp. Epic Sk. bhājana, fr. bhāj) a bowl, vessel, dish, usually earthenware, but also of other metal, e.g. gold (suvaṇṇa°) DA. I, 295; copper (tamba°) DhA. I, 395; bronze (kaṃsa°) Vism. 142 (in simile). ‹-› Vin. I, 46; Sn. 577 (pl. mattika-bhājanā); J. II, 272 (bhikkhā°); III, 366 (id.), 471; V 293 (bhatta°); Miln. 107; VvA. 40, 292 (v. l. bhojana); PvA. 104, 145, 251; Sdhp. 571.

—vikati a special bowl J. V, 292 (so read for T. bhojana°); Vism. 376. (Page 501)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Marathi-English dictionary

bhajana (भजन).—n (S) Adoration or worship. 2 Repeating the name of a god as an act of worship. 3 A hymn, or a piece or a verse to be sung to a god. 4 In arithmetic. Division. bhajanīṃ or bhajanāsa lāgaṇēṃ g. of o. To court by obsequious service; to dance attendance on.

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bhājaṇa (भाजण).—n (bhājaṇēṃ) Parching, scorching, roasting, torrefying &c. See the verb. 2 Grain &c. put or taken to be parched or torrefied. 3 The quantity that is parched at once: also a single operation of parching.

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bhājana (भाजन).—n S A vessel or dish in general; a cup, plate, pot &c. 2 fig. A receptacle or recipient; as mānabhājana, sukhabhājana, duḥkhabhājana, nindābhājana, stutibhājana, dayābhājana. 3 In arithmetic. Division.

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bhājāṇā (भाजाणा).—m (bhājaṇēṃ & dāṇā) A grain of pulse &c. parched. Gen. in pl.

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

bhajana (भजन).—n Adoration. A hymn to be sung to a god.

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bhājana (भाजन).—a A vessel. Fig. a receptacle. Di- vision.

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bhājāṇā (भाजाणा).—m A grain of pulse, &c., parched.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhajana (भजन).—[bhuj-lyuṭ]

1) Sharing, dividing.

2) Possession.

3) Service, adoration, worship.

4) Waiting or attending upon.

Derivable forms: bhajanam (भजनम्).

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Bhājana (भाजन).—[bhājyate'nena bhāj-lyuṭ]

1) Sharing, dividing.

2) Division (in arith).

3) A vessel, pot, cup, plate; पुष्पभाजनम् (puṣpabhājanam) Ś.4; R.5.22.

4) (Fig.) A receptacle, recipient, repository; स श्रियो भाजनं नरः (sa śriyo bhājanaṃ naraḥ) Pt.1.243; कल्याणानां त्वमसि महतां भाजनं विश्वमूर्ते (kalyāṇānāṃ tvamasi mahatāṃ bhājanaṃ viśvamūrte) Māl.1.3; ऐहिकस्य सुखस्याभाजनमयं जनः (aihikasya sukhasyābhājanamayaṃ janaḥ) Dk.; U.3.15; M.5.8.

5) A fit or deserving person, a fit object or person; भवादृशा एव भवन्ति भाजनान्युपदेशानाम् (bhavādṛśā eva bhavanti bhājanānyupadeśānām) K.18; गुरुणा ज्ञानसर्वस्वे सन्तोषाद्भाजनीकृतः (guruṇā jñānasarvasve santoṣādbhājanīkṛtaḥ) Bm.1.4.

6) Representation.

7) A measure equal to 64 palas.

-lekhitam A variety of diamonds capable of scratching on the surface of vessels; Kau. A.2.11. 29.

-lokaḥ the world of inanimate things (opp. to sattvaloka); Buddh.

Derivable forms: bhājanam (भाजनम्).

(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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