Grinjana, Gṛñjana: 7 definitions


Grinjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Gṛñjana can be transliterated into English as Grnjana or Grinjana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gṛnjana (गृन्जन).—Garlic unfit for śrāddha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 16. 8.
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन) is the name of an edible root which is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classifiedas ananta-kāyas (eg., amaya-valli) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन).—

1) A small red variety of garlic or onion (prohibited as food for dvija); लशुनं गृञ्जनं चैव पलाण्डुं कवकानि च । अभक्ष्याणि द्विजातीनाममेध्यप्रभवाणि च (laśunaṃ gṛñjanaṃ caiva palāṇḍuṃ kavakāni ca | abhakṣyāṇi dvijātīnāmamedhyaprabhavāṇi ca) || Ms.5.5; Y.1.176.

2) A turnip.

3) The tops of hemp chewed to produce intoxication, the Gānjā.

-nam The meat of an animal destroyed by poisoned arrow; 'अथ गृञ्जनं विषदिग्धपशोर्मांसे (atha gṛñjanaṃ viṣadigdhapaśormāṃse)' Medinī. ()| Mb.13.9.39.

Derivable forms: gṛñjanaḥ (गृञ्जनः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन).—n.

(-naṃ) Poisoned flesh, the meat of an animal destroyed by poison. m.

(-naḥ) 1. Garlic, or a small variety of it of a red colour. 2. A turnip. 8. The tops of hemp chewed as an inebriating substance the Ganja. E. gṛji to sound, and lyuṭ affix; applied to the latter as causing eructation.

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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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