Japayajna, aka: Japayajña, Japa-yajna; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Languages of India and abroad
japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—m (S) japa or Recitation of the names or name of God considered as a yajña or sacrifice. Ex. sakaḷa yajñāmmadhyēṃ japayajña thōra ||.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—muttering prayers as a sacrifice; विधियज्ञाज्जपयज्ञो विशिष्टो दशभिर्गुणैः (vidhiyajñājjapayajño viśiṣṭo daśabhirguṇaiḥ) Ms.2.85; Y.1.11; Ms.1.111.
Derivable forms: japayajñaḥ (जपयज्ञः).
Japayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and yajña (यज्ञ). See also (synonyms): japahoma.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-jñaḥ) Muttering prayers as a religious rite, or sacrifice. E. japa, and yajña sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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 Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 22 - The compulsory and optional rites of Śaivite Scriptures < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 2 - The Prayer of the gods < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 12 - Consideration of the essential and the non-essential in the worship < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXVI - Śākta Sādhanā (the Ordinary Ritual) < [Section 3 - Ritual]
Bhagavan Baba on Namasmarana (by Sathya Sai Baba)