Dharmajna, Dharmajñā, Dharma-jna: 12 definitions


Dharmajna means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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)

[«previous next»] — Dharmajna in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dharmajñā (धर्मज्ञा).—A daughter of Dakṣa, given to Kaśyapa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 55.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Dharmajna in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ) or Sadharmajña refers to “learned men”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The years of Jupiter (bṛhaspati) take their names from the several Nakṣatras in which he reappears after his conjunction with the Sun; and these names are identical with the names of the lunar months. [...] In the Jyeṣṭha year of Jupiter, the chief men of every caste, of every family, of every opulent class and of every village as well as princes and learned men [i.e., sa-dharmajña] will suffer miseries; and grains excepting Kaṅgu and pod grains will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dharmajna in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Dharmajñā (धर्मज्ञा) refers to “those (disciples) who know the Dharma”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “[...] The disciples endowed with miraculous powers (ṛddhibāla) assembled around Kāśyapa the Great who said: ‘The buddhadharma is about to be extinguished. The Buddha, who for three incalculable periods, by difficult effort and out of compassion (anukampā) for beings, has acquired this Dharma, has entered into parinirvāṇa. Those of his disciples who know the Dharma (dharmajñā), retain the Dharma (dharmadhara) and recite the Dharma (dharmabhānaka), have all entered nirvāṇa along with the Buddha. [...]’.”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ).—a S Skilled in the nice points of the dharma- śāstra or of law. 2 Knowing one's duty.

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

dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ).—a Skilled in the nice points of dharma- śāstra.

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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

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

Dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ).—a.

1) knowing what is right, conversant with civil or religious law; Manusmṛti 7.141;8.179;1.127.

2) just, righteous, pious.

Dharmajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and jña (ज्ञ).

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

Dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ).—[adjective] knowing the law or one’s duty; [abstract] [feminine] = seq.

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

Dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ):—[=dharma-jña] [from dharma > dhara] mfn. knowing the l° or what is right, [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Dharmajña (धर्मज्ञ):—[dharma-jña] (jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) a. Knowing one’s duty, acquainted with piety.

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Dharmajna 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

[«previous next»] — Dharmajna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dharmajña (ಧರ್ಮಜ್ಞ):—[noun] a man having keen discerning power as what is right, religious, virtue, etc.

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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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