Garjana, Garjanā: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Garjan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Garjana (गर्जन) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Asitoda and mount Vipula, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Vipula mountain lies on the western side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Garjana (गर्जन).—A tīrtham near Yantreśvara on the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 190. 3.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Garjana (गर्जन) refers to the “rumbling (of clouds)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering of the root spell], “[...] Having enchanted ash-water twenty-one times, and having sprinkled it [on himself], self-protection will be established. Having enchanted mustard seeds 108 times, and enchanted drinking water seven times at the time of the rumbling of clouds (megha-garjana-kāla), one should throw mustard seeds towards the sky. Cloud-binding should be given in the sky. Facing the clouds all seized flowers and fruits fall onto the ground. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

garjana (गर्जन).—n S garjanā f (S) garjita n S Grumbling or rumbling of clouds, thunder. 2 Roaring or bellowing (of wild beasts or of cannon). For the verb garjaṇēṃ see garajaṇēṃ.

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

garjana (गर्जन).—n-f Thunder, rumbling of clouds. Roaring or bellowing.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Garjana (गर्जन) or Garjanā (गर्जना).—[garja-bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Roaring, a roar, growl, thunder; वातोल्लासितकल्लोल धिक् ते सागर गर्जनम् (vātollāsitakallola dhik te sāgara garjanam) Udb.

2) (Hence) sound, noise in general.

3) Passion, wrath.

4) War, battle.

5) Reproach.

Derivable forms: garjanam (गर्जनम्).

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

Garjana (गर्जन).—[garj + ana], n. Roaring, [Hitopadeśa] 34, 21.

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

1) Garjana (गर्जन):—[from garj] n. crying, roaring, rumbling (of clouds), growl, grunt, [Rāmāyaṇa; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] passion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] battle (yudh), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] excessive indignation, reproach, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Garjana (गर्जन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Sound; passion; reproach; war, conflict.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Garjana (गर्जन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gajjaṇa, Ḍhikkiya, Bukkā.

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Garjana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Garjana (गर्जन) [Also spelled garjan]:—(nm) a roar, bellowing; thunderous sound; a loud rebuke; —[tarjana] a loud rebuke, fretting and fuming.

2) Garjanā (गर्जना):—(nf) a roar, bellowing; thunderous sound.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Garjana (ಗರ್ಜನ):—[noun] = ಗರ್ಜನೆ [garjane].

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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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