Jambhana, aka: Jambhanā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Jambhana in Purana glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

Jambhana (जम्भन).—Also Jṛmbhaṇa; a commander to aid Viṣaṅga was killed by Vijayā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 25. 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Pali-English dictionary

Jambhana in Pali glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

jambhanā : (f.) yawning; arousing.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Jambhanā, (f.) (to jambhati) arousing, activity, alertness Vbh. 352. (Page 279)

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

Jambhana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

Jambhana (जम्भन).—Sexual intercourse.

Derivable forms: jambhanam (जम्भनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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