Jnanakanda, Jnana-kanda, Jñānakāṇḍa, Jnanakamda: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

1) Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—The division of the Vedas dealing with empirical speculation in pursuit of truth; also, such speculation itself; the portions of the Vedas containing knowledge of Brahman, or spirit.

2) Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—The path of philosophical speculation. One of the three departments of Vedic knowledge, jñāna-kāṇḍa is taught by the Kumāras. See Apara-vidyā, Karma-kāṇḍa, Upāsanā-kāṇḍa.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (v)

Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड) is the name of an ancient Vaikhānasa Āgama text attributed to Kaśyapa.—There are nine sages [e.g., Bhṛgu] who expounded the Vaikhānasa canon after direct instruction from the Lord. The Vimānārcanakalpa of Marīci mentions thirteen works attributed to Bhṛgu like Khilatantra, Puratantra, Citrādhikāra, Kriyādhikāra, Arcanādhikāra, and Khilādhikāra. [...] Kaśyapa is credited with three Saṃhitās spanning 64,000 verses, viz., Satyakāṇḍa, Tarkakāṇḍa and Jñānakāṇḍa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The Upaniṣads constitute the Jñāna-Kāṇḍa, as treating of philosophy, while the rest of the Vedas is called Karma-Kāṇḍa, as dealing with rituals.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—that inner or esoteric portion of Veda which refers to true spiritual knowledge, or knowledge of the Supreme spirit, as distinguished from the knowledge of ceremonial rites (opp. karmakāṇḍa).

Derivable forms: jñānakāṇḍam (ज्ञानकाण्डम्).

Jñānakāṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and kāṇḍa (काण्ड).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Jñānakanda (ज्ञानकन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a pupil of Śaṅkarācārya. Oxf. 254^a.

2) Jñānakanda (ज्ञानकन्द):—read 248^a.

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

1) Jñānakanda (ज्ञानकन्द):—[=jñāna-kanda] [from jñāna > jñā] m. Name of a pupil of Śaṃkarācārya, [Śaṃkara-vijaya] iv.

2) Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड):—[=jñāna-kāṇḍa] [from jñāna > jñā] n. (opposed to karma-k) that portion of the Veda which relates to knowledge of the one Spirit, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka x, 1, 19; Sāyaṇa] ([varia lectio] khila-k).

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñānakāṃḍa (ಜ್ಞಾನಕಾಂಡ):—[noun] the inner or esoteric portion of Veda which refers to the true spiritual knowledge or knowledge of the Supreme Spirit as distinguished from the knowledge of ceremonial rites.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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