Khanjana, Khañjana, Khamjana: 17 definitions
Khanjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Khañjana (खञ्जन) refers to the White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Khañjana (खञ्जन) or Khañjanaka refers to “(prediction of future events from the flight of the) kañjana (a small black bird—the Gracular religiosa”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. [...] It also treats of the prediction of events from the flight of the kañjana and from the appearance of various abnormal phenomena, of expiatory ceremonies; of miscellaneous planetary phenomena; of ghṛta-kambala; of the royal sword; of paṭa; of the features of a house cock, a cow, a sheep, a horse, an elephant, a man and a woman. It also treats of the treatment of women; of moles in the body; of injuries to shoes and clothes; of hairy fans; of walking sticks: of beds and seats; of lamplight; of tooth brush and the like”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
khañjana : (nt.) hobbling. (m.), a wagtail.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Khañjana, (nt.) hobbling, walking lame PvA. 185. (Page 231)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
khañjana (खंजन).—m S khañjarīṭa m S A wagtail, Motacilla alba.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
khañjana (खंजन).—m A wagtail.
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.
1) A species of the wag-tail; स्फुटकमलोदरखेलितखञ्जनयुगमिव शरदि तडागम् (sphuṭakamalodarakhelitakhañjanayugamiva śaradi taḍāgam) Gītagovinda 11; नेत्रे खञ्जनगञ्जने (netre khañjanagañjane) S. D; एको हि खञ्जनवरो नलिनीदलस्थः (eko hi khañjanavaro nalinīdalasthaḥ) Ś. Til.4,5.
-nā A kind of wag-tail.
-nam Going lamely.
Derivable forms: khañjanaḥ (खञ्जनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) A small bird, the wag-tail, (Motacilla alba.) f.
(-nā) 1. A small kind of wag-tail. 2. Mustard. n.
(-naṃ) Going, moving. E. khaji to go lamely, affix lyu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khañjana (खञ्जन).—[khañj + ana], m. A wag-tail, Śriṅgārat. 4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khañjana (खञ्जन).—[masculine] wagtail.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Khañjana (खञ्जन):—[from khañj] m. the wagtail (Montacilla alba), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Suśruta] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] śivādi
3) Khañjanā (खञ्जना):—[from khañjana > khañj] f. a kind of wagtail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Khañjana (खञ्जन):—[from khañj] n. going lamely, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khañjana (खञ्जन):—[(naḥ-nā)] 1. m. Idem. (naṃ) n. Going; limping.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Khañjana (खञ्जन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khaṃjaṇa.
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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.
1) Khaṃjaṇa (खंजण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khañjana.
2) Khaṃjaṇa (खंजण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khañjana.
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.
Khaṃjana (ಖಂಜನ):—[noun] a passerine bird Montacilla alba of Motacillidae family, having a long wing feathers and a very long tail that wags up and down; a variety of wagtail.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Khanjanaka, Khanjanakriti, Khanjanarata, Khanjanatkuta.
Ends with: Akkhanjana, Kalakhanjana.
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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
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Song 5 < [Bālya-līlā (Ages 1-5—Pastimes)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
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