Brahmajnana, aka: Brahmajñāna, Brahman-jnana; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 105. 16.
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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: 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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