Sajjana, Sagjana, Sat-jana: 15 definitions


Sajjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Sajjan.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sajjana (सज्जन) refers to “wise persons”, according to the Yogatārāvalī: a short Yoga text of twenty-nine verses presenting Haṭhayoga as the means to Rājayoga (i.e., Samādhi).—Accordingly, while describing the no-mind state: “Let this mind wander into thoughtless Samādhi or into a pair of voluptuous breasts of [women] whose eyes are [as alluring as those of] the spotted black deer. Let it roam among the thoughts of idiots or the thoughts of the wise (sajjana). The merits and faults produced by thought do not touch me, the king [of Rājayoga]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Sajjaṇa (सज्जण) is the name of a governor, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Jayasiṃha killed King Khaṃgāra and in his place appointed the governor by the name of Sajjaṇa”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sajjana in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Sajjana, 2 (sat(=sant)+jana) a good man Miln. 321. (Page 668)

2) Sajjana, 1 (nt.) (fr. sṛj) decking, equipping ThA. 241. (Page 668)

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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

sajjana (सज्जन).—m (S) A good and virtuous person. Pr. sa0 tōḍūṃ nayē āṇi ḍōḷā phōḍū nayē.

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sajjanā (सज्जना).—f S Arming, accoutring, equipping, caparisoning, dressing, decorating, furnishing and preparing generally (animal, article, room, or place).

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

sajjana (सज्जन).—m A good and virtuous person.

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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

Sajjana (सज्जन).—1 Fastening, tying on.

2) Dressing.

3) Preparing, arming, equipping.

4) A guard, sentry.

5) A ferry, ghāt. -a. Hanging round; निवीती कण्ठसज्जने (nivītī kaṇṭhasajjane) Manusmṛti 2.63.

-naḥ A good man; see under सत् (sat).

-nā 1 Decoration, accoutrement, equipment.

2) Dressing, ornamenting.

3) Decorating an elephant before riding; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: sajjanam (सज्जनम्).

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Sajjana (सज्जन).—a. (sajjana) good, virtuous, respectable.

-naḥ a good or virtuous man. °गर्हित (garhita) despised by the virtuous; पुक्कस्यां जायते पापः सदा सज्जनगर्हितः (pukkasyāṃ jāyate pāpaḥ sadā sajjanagarhitaḥ) Manusmṛti 1. 38.

Sajjana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sat and jana (जन).

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

Sajjana (सज्जन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Of good family, well-born. 2. Respectable, reputable. 3. Good, virtuous. 4. Arming, putting on armour. 5. Dressing, preparing. n.

(-naṃ) 1. A guard, a sentry, a picquet. 2. A ferry, a Ghat. 3. Fastening. 4. Preparing. 5. Dressing. f.

(-nā) 1. Caparisoning an elephant. 2. Dress, decoration. 3. Arming, accoutring. E. ṣasaj to go, aff. yuc; or sat excellence, jana a person.

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

Sajjana (सज्जन).—i. e. A. sant (vb. 1. as), -jana, adj. 1. Respectable. 2. Good, virtuous, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 46; 50. B. 1. sajj + ana, I. (m., f. ), n. 1. Fastening, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 63. 2. Arming. 3. Dressing. 4. Preparing. Ii. n. 1. A guard. 2. A ferry. Iii. f. , Caparisoning an elephant, Govardh. Āryā Sapt. 370, [distich]

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

Sajjana (सज्जन).—1. [adjective] hanging down from (—°).

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Sajjana (सज्जन).—2. [masculine] a good man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sajjana (सज्जन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a lexicographer. Often quoted by Mallinātha Oxf. 113^b.

2) Sajjana (सज्जन):—Sūktāmṛtapunaruktopadaṃśanadaśana med.

3) Sajjana (सज्जन):—father of Kīkarāja (Saṃgītasāroddhāra).

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

1) Sajjana (सज्जन):—[from sajj] a mfn. (for saj-jana See p. 1135, col. 1) hanging round (e.g. kaṇṭha-s, ‘h° r° the neck’), [Manu-smṛti ii, 63]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a flight of steps or Ghāt leading down to the water, ferry, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] equipment, preparation etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. caparisoning an elephant (also f(ā). )

5) [v.s. ...] n. a guard, sentry, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [=saj-jana] b See under sat, p. 1135, col. 1.

7) [=saj-jana] [from saj > sat] c mfn. (for sajjana See p. 1131, col. 2) well-born, respectable, virtuous, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] m. a good or virtuous or wise man, [Manu-smṛti] etc. etc.

9) [v.s. ...] Name of various men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Buddhist literature; Catalogue(s)]

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

Sajjana (सज्जन):—[sa-jjana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) n. A guard; a ferry, a ghāt. 1. f. Caparisoning an elephant; dress, accoutring. a. Of good family, respectable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sajjana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sajjana (सज्जन) [Also spelled sajjan]:—(nm and a) a gentleman; noble, gentle; ~[] gentility, nobility.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sajjana (ಸಜ್ಜನ):—[adjective] born to a high, dignified family; of noble birth.

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Sajjana (ಸಜ್ಜನ):—

1) [noun] a man of noble birth.

2) [noun] a man of noble conduct.

3) [noun] a woman as related to her husband; a wife.

4) [noun] good, noble conduct, deportment.

5) [noun] any article of clothing; a garment.

6) [noun] the act or process of preparing; preparation.

7) [noun] a protective metal covering for the body used by soldiers; an armour.

8) [noun] the act of protecting, guarding; protection.

9) [noun] a kind of leather waist-belt.

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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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