Manushyayajna, Manuṣyayajña, Manushya-yajna: 12 definitions
Manushyayajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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).
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)
Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ) refers to the ritual of “feeding the guests that arrive during ‘vaiśvadeva’ sacrifice” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Manuṣyayajña is one of the five pañcamahāyajñas.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Manuṣya-yajña.—(CII 4), reception of guests; one of the five mahāyajñas. Note: manuṣya-yajña is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jñaḥ) Hospitality, (one of the five daily acts of piety.) E. manuṣya a man, and yajña sacrifice, sacrament.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ).—[masculine] sacrifice to men, i.e. charity, hospitality, etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ):—[=manuṣya-yajña] [from manuṣya > man] m. ‘man-offering’, the act of devotion due to men (id est. atithi-pūjana, the honouring of guests or hospitality, one of the 5 mahā-yājñas q.v.), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manuṣyayajña (मनुष्ययज्ञ):—[manuṣya-yajña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. Hospitality.
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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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