Bhanjana, Bhañjana: 11 definitions

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Bhanjana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bhañjana (भञ्जन) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bhañjana] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhañjana : (nt.) breakage; destruction.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Bhañjana, 2 (nt.) (for byañjana, in composition; maybe graphical mistake) anointing, smearing, oiling, in gatta° and pāda°-bbhañjana-tela oil for rubbing the body and the feet Vism. 100; VvA. 295. (Page 496)

2) Bhañjana, 1 (nt.) (fr. bhañjati) breakage, breaking down, break, only in cpd. akkha° break of the axle Vism. 32, 45; DhA. I, 375; PvA. 277. (Page 496)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhañjana (भंजन).—n (S) Breaking. 2 fig. Routing, shattering, shivering, demolishing, destroying, blasting. See bhaṅga. 3 A corrective or counteractive; that which corrects or destroys the qualities of. Ex. kaḍavyā suraṇāsa gōḍā karaṇyāsa bhaṃ0 rākha.

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

bhañjana (भंजन).—n Breaking. Fig. Routing A corrective.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhañjana (भञ्जन).—a. (- f.) [भञ्ज्-ल्यु ल्युट् वा (bhañj-lyu lyuṭ vā)]

1) Breaking, splitting.

2) Arresting, checking.

3) Frustrating.

4) Causing violent pain.

-nam 1 Breaking down, shattering, destroying.

2) Removing, dispelling, driving away; तदुदितभयभञ्जनाय यूनाम् (taduditabhayabhañjanāya yūnām) Gīt.1.

3) Routing, vanquishing.

4) Frustrating.

5) Checking, interrupting, disturbing.

6) Afflicting, paining.

7) Smoothing (of hair).

-naḥ Decay of the teeth.

-nā Explanation.

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

Bhañjana (भञ्जन).—nf. (-naṃ-nī) 1. Breaking, destroying. 2. Afflicting. 3. Arresting. 4. Causing violent pain. 5. Routing. 6. Removing. m.

(-naḥ) Decay of teeth. E. bhañja to break, lyuṭ aff.

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

Bhañjana (भञ्जन).—[bhañj + ana], n. 1. Breaking, destroying. 2. Afflicting.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhañjana (भञ्जन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?) vedānta. Rice. 160.

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

1) Bhañjana (भञ्जन):—[from bhañjaka > bhañj] mfn. breaking, a breaker, destroyer, dispeller, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] causing violent pain, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. falling to pieces or decay of the teeth (also naka), [Suśruta]

4) Bhañjanā (भञ्जना):—[from bhañjana > bhañjaka > bhañj] f. explanation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Bhañjana (भञ्जन):—[from bhañjaka > bhañj] n. breaking, shattering, crushing, destroying, annihilating, frustrating, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] violent pain (aṅga-bh), [Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] disturbing, interrupting, dispelling, removing, [Pañcarātra; Mallinātha] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] smoothing (of hair), [Viddhaśālabhañjikā]

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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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