Pakayajna, Pākayajña, Paka-yajna: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pakayajna in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ).—Vidhāna of: to be observed by the husband in his fire offerings in the Puṃsavana (s.v.) vratam,1 prescribed for śūdras.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 19. 22: Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 38.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 8. 34; VI. 2. 23.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ) or Pākasaṃsthā refers to a group of seven sacrifices.—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

The seven Pākayajñas according to Gautama:

  1. Aṣṭakā,
  2. Pārvaṇa,
  3. Śrāddha,
  4. Śrāvaṇī,
  5. Āgrahāyaṇī,
  6. Caitrī,
  7. Āśvayujī.

The seven Pākayajñas according to a commentary on Dhūrtasvāmin's Āpastambasūtrabhāṣya:

  1. Aupāsanahoma,
  2. Vaiśvadeva,
  3. Pārvaṇa,
  4. Aṣṭakā,
  5. Māsiśrāddha,
  6. Sarpabali,
  7. Īśānabali.

The seven Pākayajñas according to Satyavrata Sāmāśrami in the Uṣā:

  1. Sāyaṃhoma,
  2. Prātarhoma,
  3. Sthālīpāka,
  4. Navayajña,
  5. Vaiśvadeva,
  6. Pitṛyajña,
  7. Aṣṭakā.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pakayajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ).—a simple or domestic sacrifice (for some varieties of it-huta, prahuta, brahmayajña-see Kull. on Manusmṛti 2.143); वर्तन्ते पाकयज्ञाश्च यज्ञकर्म च नित्यदा (vartante pākayajñāśca yajñakarma ca nityadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.3.15. (com. pākayajñāḥ gṛhyāgnisādhyā iṣṭayaḥ); Bhāgavata 6.19.24.

Derivable forms: pākayajñaḥ (पाकयज्ञः).

Pākayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāka and yajña (यज्ञ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ).—m.

(-jñaḥ) An oblation offered on building a house, liberating a bull, &c. or a religious rite of four kinds, oblation to the Viswadevas, offerings to the spirits, the permanent obsequial rites, and hospitality. E. pāka, and yajña sacrifice; the distribution of food being a part of each of these ceremonies.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ).—m. a domestic sacrifice, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 86; 11, 118.

Pākayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāka and yajña (यज्ञ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ).—[masculine] a simple or domestic sacrifice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ):—[=pāka-yajña] [from pāka] a etc. See under 2. pāka.

2) [=pāka-yajña] [from pāka] b m. (according to some) a cooked (according to others ‘a simple or domestic’) sacrifice (of 3 [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra], 4 [Manu-smṛti] or 7 [Āpastamba; Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra; Gautama-dharma-śāstra] forms or kinds), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc. (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 188 n. 1])

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pākayajña (पाकयज्ञ):—[pāka-yajña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. Special offering in which cooked food is distributed.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pakayajna in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pakayajna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pākayajña (ಪಾಕಯಜ್ಞ):—

1) [noun] a daily sacrifice a householder has to do.

2) [noun] the act or process of cooking food.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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