Jnanayajna, Jñānayajña, Jnana-yajna: 6 definitions



Jnanayajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ) refers to “sacrifice in the form of deliberation on spiritual nature”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ).—a man possessed of true or spiritual knowledge, philosopher.

Derivable forms: jñānayajñaḥ (ज्ञानयज्ञः).

Jñānayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and yajña (यज्ञ).

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

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ).—[masculine] the sacrifice of knowledge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—
—[commentary] on the Taittirīyasaṃhitā and Taittirīyāraṇyaka, by Kauśika Bhaṭṭa Bhāskaramiśra.

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

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ):—[=jñāna-yajña] [from jñāna > jñā] m. ‘sacrifice of knowledge’, Name of Bhāskara-miśra’s [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] and, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Jñānayajña (ज्ञानयज्ञ):—m. Titel von Werken [Akademische vorlesung 100,104]

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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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