Brahmanjali, Brahmāñjali, Brahman-anjali, Brahmamjali: 11 definitions

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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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Brahmañjali (ब्रह्मञ्जलि) refers to the “obeisance of a religious student”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.183.—See Manusmṛti 2.71. The feet of a teacher are to be touched before and after studying the Veda, while the hands are to be kept folded while studying the sacred text. This is known as Brahmāñjali. Cf. Śaṅkhasmṛti 3.5.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmanjali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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) || Manusmṛti 2.71.

Derivable forms: brahmāñjaliḥ (ब्रह्माञ्जलिः).

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

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

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि).—m.

(-liḥ) 1. Joining both hands together, whilst reading the Vedas, either as an act of humility or to mark the accentuation of the Sama-Veda. 2. Paying obeisance to the spiritual preceptor at the beginning or end of a lecture. E. brahma the Vedas and añcali the hands joined.

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

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि).—m. 1. joining both hands together whilst reading the Vedas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 71. 2. paying obeisance to the spiritual preceptor at the beginning or end of a lecture.

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

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

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि).—[masculine] joining the hands for the sake of (or while studying) the Veda; kṛta [adjective] performing it.

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

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि):—[from brahma > brahman] m. joining the hollowed hands while repeating the Veda, [Manu-smṛti ii, 71]

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

Brahmāñjali (ब्रह्माञ्जलि):—[brahmā+ñjali] (liḥ) 2. m. Joining both hands together while reading the Veda; respect to a teacher.

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Brahmanjali in German

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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

Brahmāṃjali (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಂಜಲಿ):—[noun] joining the hollowed hands while repeating the Veda.

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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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