Nriyajna, Nṛyajña, Nri-yajna: 9 definitions
Nriyajna 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.
The Sanskrit term Nṛyajña can be transliterated into English as Nryajna or Nriyajna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ):—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 Manuṣyayajña.Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ):—Hospitality of guest (atithisatkāra) is called Nṛyajña – nṛyajno’tithipūjanam. It is also termed as atithiyajña, manuṣyayajña or bhrahmahuta. After the completion of bali offering, a household shall first feed the guest and give alms to an ascetic or a student according to rule. He shall honour to a guest by giving a seat, water, food, garnished with seasoning according to his ability. If the householder hasn’t ability to give food to a guest, he must honour him by grass, land for resting, water and fourthly a kind word.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ).—'the sacrifice to be offered to men', hospitality, reception of guests (one of the five daily Yajñas; see pañcayajña).
Derivable forms: nṛyajñaḥ (नृयज्ञः).
Nṛyajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nṛ and yajña (यज्ञ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jñaḥ) Hospitality. E. nṛ a man, and yajña sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ).—[masculine] sacrifice to men, i.e. hospitality.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ):—[=nṛ-yajña] [from nṛ] m. sacrifice or homage to be offered to men, hospitality (one of the 5Mahā-yajñas, [Religious Thought and Life in India 411]), [Manu-smṛti; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nṛyajña (नृयज्ञ):—[nṛ-yajña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. Hospitality.
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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 9 - Genesis of Yajñas involving Hiṃsā < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
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