Japayajna, aka: Japayajña, Japa-yajna; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—For Brahmans only;1 for the wise.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 50.
  • 2) Ib. 16. 22.
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

Marathi-English dictionary

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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
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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-English dictionary

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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

Japayajña (जपयज्ञ).—m.

(-jñaḥ) Muttering prayers as a religious rite, or sacrifice. E. japa, and yajña sacrifice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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