Goyajna, Goyajña, Go-yajna: 6 definitions


Goyajna 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Goyajña (गोयज्ञ).—The cult of cattle appropriate to the profession of a pastoral tribe;1 circumambulating of cows and bulls.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 10. 36, 37-8.
  • 2) Ib. V. 10. 46.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Goyajña (गोयज्ञ).—a cow-sacrifice; Rām.7.25.8.

Derivable forms: goyajñaḥ (गोयज्ञः).

Goyajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and yajña (यज्ञ). See also (synonyms): gomedha.

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

Goyajña (गोयज्ञ).—[masculine] the sacrifice of a cow.

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

1) Goyajña (गोयज्ञ):—[=go-yajña] [from go] m. sacrifice of cattle, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] a sacrifice in honour of cows, [Harivaṃśa 3851.]

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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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