Daivajna, aka: Daivajña, Daiva-jna; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—Astrologers, residences of.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 254. 26.
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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Daivajña (दैवज्ञ) is a title given to certain attendants or assistants employed in Śiva temples. Daivajñas are skilled Ādiśaiva astronomers and astrologers. They were responsible for keeping the calendar of the temple, marking with accuracy, the months, stars, tithis, eclipses and so on. In the days before printing, one can imagine that keeping track of the complex solar/ lunar calendars across the country must have been a painstaking process involving considerable expertise. The Daivajña also had to fix the auspicious muhūrta for various special rituals. The people of the village also consulted the Daivajña for fixing muhūrta for special events.

There is also a ritual role played by the Daivajña in some instances. The Puṣyābhiṣekavidhi of Kāmikāgama specifies at one point during the ceremony that the Ācārya should ask the Daivajña to offer a bali before the ritual is commenced.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—a (S) Knowing the destinies; an astrologer, soothsayer, diviner.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—a Knowing the destinies; an astrologer

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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Daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—an astrologer, a fortune-teller, पुरोहित प्रकुर्वीत दैवज्ञमुदितोदितम् (purohita prakurvīta daivajñamuditoditam) Y.1.313; Kām.9,25.

Derivable forms: daivajñaḥ (दैवज्ञः).

Daivajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daiva and jña (ज्ञ). See also (synonyms): daivakovid, daivacintaka.

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Daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—a. knowing fate or men's destinies.

Daivajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daiva and jña (ज्ञ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daivajña (दैवज्ञ).—mfn.

(-jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) Prophetic, fore-telling, acquainted with fate. m.

(-jñaḥ) An astrologer. f.

(-jñā) A female fortune-teller. E. daiva, and jña who knows.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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