Japayajna, Japayajña, Japa-yajna: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ) refers to the “sacrifice in the form of Japas” and represents a type of karman (sacred rite), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12:—“[...] no one shall transgress duties assigned to his caste. Charitable gifts (dāna) and sacred rites (karman) shall be performed to the extent of one’s capacity and affluence. The Tapoyajña (sacrifice in the form of penance) is far superior to thousands of Karmayajñas (ritualistic sacrifices). The Japayajña (sacrifice in the form of Japas) is far superior to thousands of Tapoyajñas (sacrifices in the form of penance)”.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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 ||.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jñaḥ) Muttering prayers as a religious rite, or sacrifice. E. japa, and yajña sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—murmuring prayers, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 85.
Japayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and yajña (यज्ञ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—[masculine] a sacrifice consistiNg of muttered prayers.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ):—[=japa-yajña] [from japa > jap] m. muttering prayers as a religious sacrifice, [Manu-smṛti ii, 85 f.; Yājñavalkya i, 101; Bhagavad-gītā; Skanda-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japayajña (जपयज्ञ):—[japa-yajña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. Muttering prayers.
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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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Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
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 Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 57 - Praise of Gayā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 1 - The Greatness of Pañcākṣara (Five-syllabled) Mantra < [Section 3 - Brāhmottara-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 31 - The Lord in the Wooden Body < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
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]