Jhanjhana, Jhañjhana, Jhañjhanā, Jhamjhana: 10 definitions


Jhanjhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Jhanjhanā in the Bengali language is another name for Śaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.66-67 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Bengali word Jhanjhanā, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eight are in Sanskrit.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Jhaṃjhaṇa (झंझण) or “Jhaṃjhaṇa-de” is the son of Pethaḍe-de, according to the Kathāsaṃgraha (narrating stories from Jain literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—[...] The first story deals with a historical figure who lived during the reign of the Vaghela dynasty in Gujarat. Minister Pethaḍa-de (Śāh, alias Pṛthvīdhara), the son of Deda, from Mandavagarh (Mandu), earned great wealth and spent it in getting Jain temples built or ornamented at various places, including Shatrunjaya. [...] His son Jhaṃjhaṇa-de followed his line. [...]

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jhañjhana (झञ्झन).—

1) Jingling and clanking of metal ornaments.

2) A rattling or ringing sound.

Derivable forms: jhañjhanam (झञ्झनम्).

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

Jhañjhana (झञ्झन).—n.

(-naṃ) An indistinct noise, like the jangling of metallic ornaments, a ringing, a rattling, &c.

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

Jhañjhana (झञ्झन):—[from jhaṅ] n. jingling, clanking, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jhañjhana (झञ्झन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Tinkling.

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

Jhañjhanā (झञ्झना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jhaṃjhaṇā.

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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

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

1) Jhaṃjhaṇa (झंझण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Jhaṃjhaṇāya.

Jhaṃjhaṇa has the following synonyms: Jhaṃjhaṇakka.

2) Jhaṃjhaṇā (झंझणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jhañjhanā.

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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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