Gayatrijapa, Gāyatrījapa, Gayatri-japa: 2 definitions
Gayatrijapa 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Gāyatrījapa (गायत्रीजप) according to Śivapurāṇa 1.15.—“[...] only he who has purified himself by means of Gāyatrī Japa can be called a pure Brahmin. He alone deserves the position of presiding over all holy rites, Dāna Japa, Homa, Pūjā etc. He alone can save others. Any hungry man or woman deserves charitable gifts of cooked food”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Gāyatrījapa (गायत्रीजप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Fl. 159 (and—[commentary]).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gayatrijapavidhi.
Ends with: Ajapagayatrijapa.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 15 - Qualification, time and place for devayajña, etc. < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 13 - The Procedure of Renunciation < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
Chapter 13 - Description of good conduct (sadācāra) < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)