Rajni, Rājñī: 18 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Rājñī (राज्ञी) is another name for Rājasarṣapa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Brassica nigra (black mustard), from the Brassicaceae family. Certain plant parts of Rājasarṣapa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 16.121), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Rājñī (राज्ञी) is another name for Nīlī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Rājñī and Nīlī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Rājñī (राज्ञी).—Second of the three wives of Vivasvān. The couple had a son called Revata.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Rājñī (राज्ञी).—One of the three wives of Vivasvān; she was the daughter of Raivata and had a son Revata.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 11. 2-3.
Rājñī (राज्ञी) is one of the four wives of Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, The Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings. Rājñī gave birth to Yama, Yamunā and Revanta.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Rājñī (राज्ञी) refers to the Goddess (Śakti) (of the fifth of seven births before attaining liberation) according to the Janmasūtra.—The six beginning with the Buddhists and ending with the Śaivites are in the fettered state (paśubhāva). The seventh that has come into being is the House (veśman) of the Yoginī whose sign is liberation. In the first one Tārā is the goddess (śakti) and Ambikā in the second. Gāyatrī is (the form of the goddess) in the third (birth) and Lakṣmī in the fourth. In the fifth she is Rājñī and is said to be Umā in the sixth. In the seventh she is Khañjī who has descended in each Age.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Rājñī (राज्ञी) refers to “Queens”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the lunar eclipse should terminate at the south-western and north-western points of the disc, the terminations are known as dakṣiṇa-pāyu (right anus) and vāma-pāyu (left anus) respectively: there will be diseases of the genital organs in the case of both terminations and the Queens [i.e., rājñī] of reigning sovereigns will suffer in the case of the latter. If the lunar eclipse should commence and terminate at the eastern point of the disc, the termination is known as sañchardana (vomitting): there will be prosperity and joy in the land and food crops will flourish”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Rājñī.—(IE 8-2; EI 26; CII 3; HD), a queen; a title of the wives of paramount sovereigns and subordinate rulers; cf. Mahā- rājñī, etc. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. IX, p. 305. Note: rājñī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
rājñī (राज्ञी).—f A Queen.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A queen, the wife of a king.
2) Yellowish-red brass.
3) Name of the wife of the sun.
4) Name of the western quarter; राज्ञी नाम प्रतीची (rājñī nāma pratīcī) Ch. Up.3.15.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājñī (राज्ञी).—f. (-jñī) A queen. nīlyāṃ, kāṃsye, jātīpuṣyavṛkṣe, pittaleca .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājñī (राज्ञी).—see rājan.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājñī (राज्ञी).—v. 1 rājan.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rājñī (राज्ञी):—[from rāj] a f. (See 1. rājan) a queen, princess, the wife of a king, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the western quarter or that which contains the Soul of the Universe, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad iii, 15, 2] of the wife of the Sun, [Purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] deep-coloured or yellowish-red brass (consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc or tin), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) b rājya etc. See [column]1.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Rājñī (राज्ञी):—(nf) a queen.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the wife of a king; a queen.
2) [noun] a woman who rules over a monarchy in her own right; a female sovereign; a queen.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 18 books and stories containing Rajni, Rājñī, Rājñi; (plurals include: Rajnis, Rājñīs, Rājñis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 3.5.36 < [Chapter 5 - The Dispute Among the Gopas]
Verse 1.15.62 < [Chapter 15 - Revelation of the Universal Form to Nanda’s Wife]
Verse 6.14.21 < [Chapter 14 - The Glories of Ratnākara, Raivata, and Kācala]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.97.18 < [Sukta 97]
Rig Veda 10.97.19 < [Sukta 97]
Rig Veda 10.85.46 < [Sukta 85]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.4.65 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Verse 2.3.38 < [Part 3 - Involuntary Ecstatic Expressions (sattvika-bhāva)]
Verse 3.4.58 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - Creation of Yameśvara (Yama-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 11 - Origin of Rājabhaṭṭāraka < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 43 - Establishment of Bhaṭṭāditya < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)