Nirajana, aka: Nīrājana, Nīrājanā; 4 Definition(s)
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Nīrājanā (नीराजना) is the name of a ceremony performed by the Kṣatriyas, as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīrājanā ceremony, in which Durgā—the goddess of war—is worshipped and the weapons of war are also worshipped in the temple of Durgā, seems to have been a kind of military ceremony associated with the Kṣatriyas.(Source): archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Nīrājana (नीराजन).—(waving of lights) taken by the Apsarasas at the marriage of Kāmeśvara and Devī; one way of honouring deity.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 15. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 267. 19.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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nīrājana (नीराजन).—n (S) Waving of a platter with lighted lamps in it around the head (of an idol, of bride and bridegroom, of guests).(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.6.49 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 2.6.253 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 47 - The ceremonious entry of Śiva < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 46 - The arrival of the bridegroom < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 24 - The ritual of lord Śiva < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XXXII - The spiritual and formal worship of vishnu < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)