Jaghana: 17 definitions


Jaghana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Jaghana (जघन):—[jaghanam] Pelvis. (1)The external genitals. (2)The bony structure formed by the innomimante bones, sacrum coccyx, and the ligaments uniting them.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Jaghana (जघन) refers to the “loins”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Śakti]:—[...] She is anointed with divine ointments and she is dressed in divine clothes, with her loins exposed (vistīrṇa-jaghana-antarā). Her thighs and shanks are beautiful. Her body is the ultimate essence of gracefulness. Her feet are embellished with anklets. She wears divine garlands and [has been anointed] with divine ointments. She is delighted by the wine she is enjoying. Her body is filled with passion. She is restless with wantonness. [This is how the Yogin] should visualise his lover as Śakti, O Maheśvarī”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jaghana : (nt.) the loin; the buttocks.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jaghana, (nt.) (Vedic jaghana, cp. Gr. koxw/nh; see jaṅghā) the loins, the buttocks Vin. II, 266; J. V, 203. (Page 277)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaghana (जघन).—m S The hypogastric and pubic region (esp. of a female). 2 Popularly and poetically, the hip and loins. Ex. yēka ja0 mārutīcēṃ āliṅgi- ti || yēka jānu jaṅgha kuravāḷiti ||.

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

jaghana (जघन).—m The hip and loins.

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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

Jaghana (जघन).—[vakraṃ hanti han yaṅ ac pṛṣo°; Uṇādi-sūtra 5.32]

1) The hip and the lions, the buttocks; घटय जघने काञ्चीमञ्च स्रजा कबरीभरम् (ghaṭaya jaghane kāñcīmañca srajā kabarībharam) Gītagovinda 12.

2) The pudenda.

3) Rear-guard, the reserve of an army.

4) A fault. जघनं स्यात् कटेः पूर्वे श्रोणिभागापराधयोः (jaghanaṃ syāt kaṭeḥ pūrve śroṇibhāgāparādhayoḥ) Nm.

Derivable forms: jaghanam (जघनम्).

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

Jaghana (जघन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Mons veneris. 2. The hip and loins. E. han to kill or hurt, jaghana substituted for the radical, and ac Unadi aff. vakra hanti hana-yaṅ ac pṛṣo0 .

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

Jaghana (जघन).—i. e. reduplicated han + a, n. and m. 1. The pudenda, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 8625. 2. The buttocks, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 18, 11. 3. The rear-guard of an army, Mahābhārata 3, 16284.

— Cf.

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

Jaghana (जघन).—[masculine] [neuter] hinder part, rear of an army (also jaghanārdha [masculine]); the hips or pudenda.

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

1) Jaghana (जघन):—m. (√janh) ([Ṛg-veda i, 28, 2; v, 61, 3; vi, 75, 13]) n. ([Atharva-veda xiv, 1, 36; Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii, etc.]) the hinder part, buttock, hip and loins, pudenda, mons veneris (ifc. f(ā). [Pāṇini 4-1, 56; Kāśikā-vṛtti] [Mahābhārata xiii, 5324; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta])

2) the hinder part of an altar, [Śulba-sūtra iii, 52]

3) rear-guard, [Mahābhārata iii, v f.,ix]

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

Jaghana (जघन):—(naṃ) 1. n. The hip and loins; mons veneris.

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

Jaghana (जघन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jaghaṇa, Jahaṇa.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Jaghaṇa (जघण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Jaghana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jaghana (ಜಘನ):—

1) [noun] the hip and the loins.

2) [noun] the external genitals of the female; the pudendum; the vulva.

3) [noun] a military detachment to protect the rear of a main force or body; the rear guard.

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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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