Samjavana, Saṃjavana, Saṃjāvana: 5 definitions


Samjavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samjavana in Purana glossary
Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Saṃjavana (संजवन) refers to “assembly halls”, according to the Rāmāyaṇa verse 5.3.8-13. Accordingly:—“[...] Seeing the city [viz., Laṅkā] everywhere Hanuma (Hanumān) became surprised at heart. Thereafter Hanuma the monkey, became happy seeing [...] lovely assembly halls (saṃjavana), with sounds of Krauncha birds and peacocks, [...], equalling the city of Vasvaukasārā, as though flying towards the sky. Seeing that city of Rāvaṇa, which was best among cities, a wealthy city, a beautiful and auspicious city, that powerful Hanuma thought thus”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃjavana (संजवन).—

1) A quadrangle; a group of four houses forming a court.

2) A way-mark, sign-post.

Derivable forms: saṃjavanam (संजवनम्).

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Saṃjāvana (संजावन).—Pouring a little butter-milk into warm milk (Mar. dūdha virajaṇeṃ).

Derivable forms: saṃjāvanam (संजावनम्).

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

1) Saṃjavana (संजवन):—[=saṃ-javana] n. ([from] saṃ-√ju; perhaps for saṃ-yavana [from] saṃ- √1. yu) a group of four houses, quadrangle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a way-mark, sign-post, [Harivaṃśa] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

3) Saṃjāvana (संजावन):—[=saṃ-jāvana] [from saṃ-javana] n. (perhaps for saṃ-yāvana) pouring a little buttermilk into warm milk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Samjavana 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»] — Samjavana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃjavana (ಸಂಜವನ):—[noun] an area (usu. square in shape) surrounded closely on all the four sides by houses.

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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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