Grinjana, Gṛñjana: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Gṛñjana can be transliterated into English as Grnjana or Grinjana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gṛnjana (गृन्जन).—Garlic unfit for śrāddha.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 16. 8.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: 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.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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.
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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XIX - The Garudi Vidya which is the cure for all kinds of snake-bite < [Agastya Samhita]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 198 - Procedure to be Followed during the Saptāha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 14 - Purification rites and the Śrāddha ritual < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]