Brahmanjali, aka: Brahmāñjali, Brahman-anjali; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Brahmanjali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

[Brahmanjali in Purana glossaries]

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि).—When a disciple stands before his teacher he should have both his arms folded. Folding both arms in this way is called Brahmāñjali. (Manusmṛti, Chapter 2).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of brahmanjali in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Brahmanjali in Sanskrit glossaries]

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि).—

1) respectful salutation with folded hands while repeating the Veda.

2) obeisance to a preceptor (at the beginning and conclusion of the repetition of the Veda); अपश्यद्यावतो वेदविदां ब्रह्माञ्जलीनसौ (apaśyadyāvato vedavidāṃ brahmāñjalīnasau) N.17.183; ब्रह्मारम्भेऽवसाने च पादौ ग्राह्यौ गुरोः सदा । संहत्य हस्तावध्येयं स हि ब्रह्माञ्जलिः स्मृतः (brahmārambhe'vasāne ca pādau grāhyau guroḥ sadā | saṃhatya hastāvadhyeyaṃ sa hi brahmāñjaliḥ smṛtaḥ) || Ms.2.71.

Derivable forms: brahmāñjaliḥ (ब्रह्माञ्जलिः).

Brahmāñjali is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and añjali (अञ्जलि).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of brahmanjali in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1356 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Anjali
Añjali (अञ्जलि) refers to a measurement to fill up the palms when folded to form a hollow.
Brahman
Brahman (ब्रह्मन्).—n. [bṛṃh-manin nakārasyākāre ṛto ratvam; cf. Uṇ.4.145.]1) The Supreme Being...
Brahmacarya
Brahmacarya (ब्रह्मचर्य), or “stage of studentship” refers to the first of the four Āśramas (“s...
Brahmaloka
Brahmaloka (ब्रह्मलोक).—the world of Brahman. Derivable forms: brahmalokaḥ (ब्रह्मलोकः).Brahmal...
Brahmayajna
Brahmayajña (ब्रह्मयज्ञ).—A special sacrifice to be performed by a Brāhmin only. The rules and ...
Brahmavihara
Brahmavihāra (ब्रह्मविहार).—a pious conduct, perfect state; Buddh. Derivable forms: brahmavihār...
Brahmastra
Brahmāstra (ब्रह्मास्त्र) is the name of a weapon (astra), capable of repelling the Brahmāstra,...
Brahmanda
Brahmāṇḍa (ब्रह्माण्ड).—The word Brahmāṇḍa means the aṇḍa of Brahmā (aṇḍa-egg), the Supreme Bei...
Brahmapurana
Brahmapurāṇa (ब्रह्मपुराण).—(brāhmapurāṇa) This is a great book of twenty-five thousand verses...
Brahmasthana
Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—A holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 8...
Brahmarandhra
Brahmarandhra (ब्रह्मरन्ध्र, “cranial apperture”) refers to one of the sixteen types of “locus”...
Brahma-muhurta
Brāhmamuhūrta (ब्राह्ममुहूर्त).—The period of forty-eight minutes before the sunrise is called ...
Brahmahatya
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—Killing a Brāhmaṇa is called Brahmahatyā. In ancient India killing a...
Brahmapuri
Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी).—The abode of Brahmā. Brahmapurī is on the summit of Mahāmeru, with an ...
Brahmananda
Brahmānanda (ब्रह्मानन्द).—bliss or rapture of absorption into Brahma; ब्रह्मानन्दसाक्षात्क्रिय...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: