Brahmajnana, Brahmajñāna, Brahman-jnana: 13 definitions

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Brahmajnana means something in 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—One of the four means of attaining mukti.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 105. 16.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान) refers to “knowledge of brahma”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmajnana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—n (S) Knowledge of brahma as the cause and the essence of the universe,--as, according to the Vedant system, the substantive basis of all bodies and beings physical, spiritual, and divine. See under brahma. Applied freely in the general sense of Divine, spiritual, sacred, or holy knowledge. Pr. lōkāsa sāṅgē bra0 āpaṇa kōraḍā pāṣāṇa.

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

brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—n Knowledge of bramha as the cause and the essence of the universe. Divine knowledge.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—knowledge about Brahman; वेदान्तसाङ्ख्यसिद्धान्त- ब्रह्मज्ञानं वदाम्यहम् (vedāntasāṅkhyasiddhānta- brahmajñānaṃ vadāmyaham) Garuḍa. P.

Derivable forms: brahmajñānam (ब्रह्मज्ञानम्).

Brahmajñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and jñāna (ज्ञान).

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Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—true or divine knowledge, knowledge of the identity of the universe with Brahma; ब्रह्मज्ञान- प्रभासंध्याकालो गच्छति धीमताम् (brahmajñāna- prabhāsaṃdhyākālo gacchati dhīmatām) Paśupata. Up.7.

Derivable forms: brahmajñānam (ब्रह्मज्ञानम्).

Brahmajñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and jñāna (ज्ञान).

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

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—n.

(-naṃ) Spiritual wisdom. E. brahma and jñāna knowledge.

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

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान).—[neuter] knowledge of sacred things or writings.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Śaṅkarācārya. L. 956.

2) Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान):—[anonymous] Bd. 609.

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

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान):—[=brahma-jñāna] [from brahma > brahman] n. divine or sacred knowledge ([especially] kn° of the universal permeation of the one Spirit as taught by the Vedānta), spiritual wisdom, [Harivaṃśa; Bhartṛhari]

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

Brahmajñāna (ब्रह्मज्ञान):—[brahma-jñāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Spiritual wisdom.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmajñāna (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಜ್ಞಾನ):—[noun] the knowledge of universal permeation of the one Spirit as taught by the vedanta (or the philosophy of upanishads); spiritual wisdom.

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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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