Pujana, Pūjana, Pūjanā: 15 definitions



Pujana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pujan.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Pūjana (पूजन) refers to a classification of pūjā (ritualistic worship) according to the Kāmikāgama.—The Āgamas have several different classifications of nityapūjā (daily worship), based on the number of offerings, frequency, time duration and so on. The nomenclature also varies between Āgamas. The essence however is similar. Pūjana is mentioned in the Kāmikāgama (v. 4.376), Kāraṇāgama (30.405), Dīptāgama (26.1) and Makuṭāgama (3.32) as “that which ends with naivedya”. Pūjana is also mentioned in the Suprabhedāgama (7.1) as “the pūjā that includes naivedya”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pūjanā (पूजना, “honouring”) represents one of the “sevent supreme offerings” (saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 14). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā and Pūjanā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pūjanā : (f.) veneration; homage; devotional offering.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūjana (पूजन).—n (S) Worshiping, adoring, rendering homage.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pūjana (पूजन).—n Worshipping, adoring.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūjana (पूजन).—[pūj bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Worshipping, honouring, adoring; देवद्विजगुरुप्राज्ञपूजनं (devadvijaguruprājñapūjanaṃ) ...... तप उच्यते (tapa ucyate) Bg.17.14.

2) Treating with respect, entertaining, hospitality.

3) An object of reverence.

-nā same as पूजनम् (pūjanam); अहो देहप्रदानेन दर्शिताऽतिथिपूजना (aho dehapradānena darśitā'tithipūjanā) Mb.12.147.8.

-nī A hen-sparrow.

Derivable forms: pūjanam (पूजनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pūjanā (पूजना).—(= Pali id.; in Sanskrit only °na, nt., recorded), worship, reverence: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 144.3; 148.6 (both prose); Lalitavistara 282.8 (verse).

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

Pūjana (पूजन).—n.

(-naṃ) Worship, worshiping: see pūjā. f. (-nī) A sparrow. E. pūj to worship, and lyuṭ aff.

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

Pūjana (पूजन).—[pūj + ana], I. n. Honouring, worshipping, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 152. Ii. f. , The name of a female bird (in a legend).

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

Pūjana (पूजन).—[neuter] worship, veneration.

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

1) Pūjana (पूजन):—[from pūjaka > pūj] n. reverencing, honouring, worship, respect, attention, hospitable reception, [ib.] (-mālikā f. Name of [work])

2) [v.s. ...] an object of reverence, [Pāṇini 8-1, 67]

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

Pūjana (पूजन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Worship, respect.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pūjana (पूजन):—(wie eben) n.

1) a) das Verehren, Ehren, Auszeichnen [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 24, 158.] devatānām [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 152.] pitṛ [3, 262.] devadvijaguruprājña [Bhagavadgītā 17, 14.] atithi [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 70. 106.] ekasyā eva pūjanārthe bahuvacanam [Yāska’s Nirukta 12, 7.] pūjane svati [Amarakoṣa 3, 5, 5.] — b) eine Sache, die Jmd ehrt: pūjanātpūjitamanudāttaṃ kāṣṭhādibhyaḥ [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 8, 1, 67.] —

2) f. ī Nomen proprium eines Vogelweibchens, einer Freundin des Königs Brahmadatta, [Mahābhārata 12, 5136. fgg.] [Harivaṃśa.1135] ; vgl. pūjanīyā . Nach [Bharata] zu [Amarakoṣa] Sperlingsweibchen. — Vgl. śāci .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pūjana (पूजन):——

1) n. — a) das Verehren , Ehren , Auszeichnen ; mit Gen. oder am Ende eines Comp. — b) eine Sache , die Jmd ehrt.

2) f. ī Nomen proprium eines Vogelweibchens ; einer Freundin des Fürsten Brahmadatta.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Pūjana (पूजन) [Also spelled pujan]:—(nm) worship, adoring; -[paddhati/-vidhi] liturgy; cult.

2) Pūjanā (पूजना) [Also spelled pujna]:—(v) to worship, to adore; to revere, to respect; (a wish etc.) to be fulfilled/gratified.

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