Manushyayajna, aka: Manuṣyayajña, Manushya-yajna; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Manushyayajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Manuṣyayajña can be transliterated into English as Manusyayajna or Manushyayajna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[Manushyayajna in Shaktism glossaries]

Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ):—One of the five Great-Sacrifices (pañchamahāyajña);—This sacrifice is intended to honor fellow human beings and to enforce societal responsibilities. The fulfilment of these sacrifices (or, five debts) are presented as the duty of every human being. The five sacrifices are presided over by Chinnamastā (one of the ten mahāvidyās), who represents the power of the sacrifice (yajña).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

[Manushyayajna in Dharmashastra glossaries]

Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ):—One of the five great sacrifices (pañcamahāyajña) to be performed by a householder, according to Manu. Nṛyajña refers to the practice of hospitality to the guests. It is also known as Nṛyajña.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Manushyayajna in Marathi glossaries]

manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ).—n (S) The fifth of the five mahāyajña,--setting apart from the prepared meal of a portion for any atithi or dropper-in claiming hospitality. See pañcayajña.

(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

[Manushyayajna in Sanskrit glossaries]

Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ).—hospitality, hospitable reception of guests, one of the five daily acts of a house-holder; see नृयज्ञ (nṛyajña).

Derivable forms: manuṣyayajñaḥ (मनुष्ययज्ञः).

Manuṣyayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manuṣya and yajña (यज्ञ).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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