Puṇyajana, Punyajana, Punya-jana: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Puṇyajana (पुण्यजन).—A rākṣasa. Raivata, king of Kuśasthalī, born of the race of Śaryāti, went to see Brahmā. Taking advantage of his absence from the place Puṇyajana took control over Kuśasthalī. Afraid of the demon all the hundred brothers of Raivata left the country. After some time the Śaryāti dynasty merged with that of Hehaya. (Chapter 2, Aṃśa 4, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 157; 88. 1.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 3. 8; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 162,
- 3) Ib. III. 68. 1; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 1.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a virtuous man.
2) a demon, goblin; वियति प्रसमीक्ष्य कालमेघमप्रतिमं पुण्यजनौघमुन्नदन्तम् (viyati prasamīkṣya kālameghamapratimaṃ puṇyajanaughamunnadantam) Rām. Ch.2.56.
3) a Yakṣa; Bhāg.4.1.3; पयोधरैः पुण्यजनाङ्गनानाम् (payodharaiḥ puṇyajanāṅganānām) R.13.6. °ईश्वरः (īśvaraḥ) an epithet of Kubera; अनुययौ यमपुण्यजनेश्वरौ (anuyayau yamapuṇyajaneśvarau) R.9.6.
Derivable forms: puṇyajanaḥ (पुण्यजनः).
Puṇyajana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and jana (जन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) 1. A fiend, a goblin, a Rakshasa. 2. A Yaksha, a divine being attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth. 3. A pious or virtuous man. E. puṇya virtuous, and jana man, ṅīṣ added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyajana (पुण्यजन).—m. pl. a kind of good demon. Pṛthagjana, i. e.
Puṇyajana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and jana (जन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyajana (पुण्यजन).—[masculine] [plural] a kind of genii (lit. good people.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Puṇyajana (पुण्यजन):—[=puṇya-jana] [from puṇya] m. a good or honest man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) good people (Name of a class of supernatural beings, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.; in later times Name of the Yakṣas and of a [particular] class of Rākṣasas, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa])
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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